City Government of Cebu to use Uber’s system to track government vehicles and personnel
Cebu City Mayor Tomas “Tommy” Osmeña announced today that the City Government of Cebu will be using Uber’s system to track the movement of government vehicles and personnel. The reason? To make sure that these government vehicles are used properly.
According to Mayor Tommy’s Facebook post, he said that this will allow personnel to not wait for red-plate vehicles to become available when there’s a need to go around the city (tax-mappers and sanitation inspectors, as his example). He also mentioned that this a good way to track personnel who are abusing the use of red-plate vehicles as it often use for leisure and non-governmental trips.
Apart from that, government employees will get discounted rates from Grab and that overpricing is next to impossible.
Mayor Tommy also added in his post that they plan to use Uber’s app to let the citizens mark areas where garbage needs to be picked up. This will also let them determine with which areas need the most attention, as well as track the locations of the trucks in realtime.
Source: Tommy Osmeña