[SINGAPORE, 25 May 2017] – RYDE, a home-grown Singapore-based transport app with 100,000 members, has partnered ComfortDelGro Taxi, Sin apore’s largest taxi operator, to launch a taxi booking service on its app next week. RYDE was formally awarded a Third Party Taxi Booking Certificate by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on 25 May.
RYDE launched in 2014 as the world’s first real-time carpooling app. With the ComfortDelGro taxi booking service on its platform, RYDE’s users now have an alternate method of commute in addition to the carpooling option. This makes RYDE the third company to offer third-party taxi booking services in Singapore. It will boast a fleet size of over 45,000 vehicles, comprising 30,000 privately-owned vehicles and about 16,000 ComfortDelGro taxis, making up about 60 per cent of the total taxi fleet in Singapore.
In order to ensure the most competitive fares, RYDE enables users to book both flat fare and metered taxi trips. The flat fare option computes a fixed fare taking into account distance travelled and existing surcharges, providing certainty of fares. All taxi bookings made from the RYDE app will be routed directly to ComfortDelGro Taxi.