How Uber is changing public transport (and why taxis are running scared)

We interviewed Quirk CEO Justin Spratt about how Uber is changing public transport and threatening the status quo.

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The pace of Uber’s adoption is phenomenal. You don’t need cash. It’s highly transparent. It’s seamless and ridiculously easy.

Justin Spratt, Quirk CEO

I’ve used Uber in all my travels around the world. It works very well; the same in Nairobi as in Cape Town. That’s why taxis are worried.

Justin Spratt, Quirk CEO

Uber drivers earn more per hour than metered taxi drivers. They also sit idle far less than metered taxi drivers. It’s pure economics. If it wasn’t good for the drivers they wouldn’t sign up.

Justin Spratt, Quirk CEO

Uber is taking out a lot of structural inefficiencies.

Justin Spratt, Quirk CEO

This article first appeared on 702 : How Uber is changing public transport (and why taxis are running scared)


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