Rideshare firm’s eyes on city

Jackson Lavell-LeeAugusta Margaret River Times
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Two years after successfully launching the rideshare platform in Australia, Ola announced plans to launch in Busselton this week.

The Busselton service is part of a national expansion whereby the global company will offer rides in an additional 18 new cities and regional locations.

The popular app is set to launch in the coming weeks, taking passengers in Bun-bury and Busselton by March.

The move builds on the company’s national expansion announcement in December, which brought the service to all States and Territories across Australia.

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Ola Australia and New Zealand managing director Simon Smith said offering services in Busselton would bring more choice to both users and drivers in the area.

“We also want to offer drivers in the area the opportunity to make more money on their own schedule — whether it’s driving on the weekend, during morning and evening commutes, or just in their spare time,” Smith said.

Drivers who complete their registration before launch will earn 100 per cent of the fare across a four week period.

New users will receive 30 per cent off all rides for their first two weeks from sign-up, up to a maximum discount of $10 per ride.

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