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Transit and Téo: Montreal's Hometown Transport Companies Announce Partnership

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Transit and Téo: Montreal's Hometown Transport Companies Announce Partnership

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Montrealers can now sign up for and hail a Téo Taxi using Transit

MONTREAL, July 19 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting today users of Transit, Montreal's most popular transit app, can use it to sign up for and hail rides from Téo, Montreal's fleet of electric taxis. The partnership gives one more option to the hundreds of thousands of Montrealers who depend on Transit for their daily commuting decisions.

Téo Taxi, the electric taxi of Montreal, now available on Transit App (CNW Group/Transit)

Transit, a made-in-Montreal app and an officially endorsed app of the STM, works in more than 175 cities worldwide. It facilitates millions of monthly trips across multiple modes: public transit, bikeshare, carshare, ridehail, and more. Téo, a made-in-Montreal taxi company, has facilitated close to 15 million kilometres of carbon-free trips since its inception.

"Transit firmly believes that the best way to reduce dependence on personal vehicles is to ensure people have many options for getting around without their own car," said Transit CEO Sam Vermette. "By giving users the ability to instantly order a Téo without even leaving our app, we'll help more Montrealers discover Téo and take their first trip."

With Transit, you can see all your options in one place, letting you make the best choice for every leg of your journey. In Montreal, that means users can find the nearest BIXI station, buy a pass, and unlock a bike. Users can track and plan trips for bus and Métro, or find and book the closest carshare, from both Auto-mobile and car2go. And now, they can use Téo too.

Transit's Téo integration allows riders to sign up, request a ride, track its progress, and pay the driver—all within Transit. If a rider is travelling to or from the airport, they can even pick between different Téo models, including Tesla's Model S.

"The partnership between Transit and Téo will empower Montrealers to choose electric vehicles when they've decided to take a taxi," said Dominique Lemay, CEO of Téo Taxi. "Transit does a great job connecting its riders with real-time public transit information, but in some situations, riders need an alternative. With our all-electric fleet, professional drivers, and free in-ride WiFi, Téo is a great one."

Transit is available to download for iPhone and Android at www.transit.app.

About Téo: Launched in 2015, Téo Taxi is Montreal's first and only all-electric taxi service, getting its customers around the city with a staff of professional, salaried drivers. Thanks to its innovative tech stack and fleet of smart cars, Téo Taxi provides Montrealers with fast, secure, fully-connected and courteous service—24/7, 365 days a year. More info on Téo Taxi at: www.teomtl.com/en

About Transit: Transit solves the urban commute in more than 175 cities worldwide. Users can easily navigate public transit with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, and step-by-step navigation. The app also integrates other transport modes — bikesharing, carsharing and Uber — so users can determine the best way to get from A to B. The company is based in Montréal, QC. You can learn more by visiting www.transit.app.

For a press kit, visit www.transit.app/press.

Graphics and screenshots (courtesy of Transit) available at: http://bit.ly/2zUd1qb

 

transit (CNW Group/Transit)

Téo Taxi (CNW Group/Transit)

SOURCE Transit

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