INTERNATIONAL - Ride-hailing app Uber said yesterday that it was joining a global public transport association to improve mobility in the cities it operates in. 

Uber also said it was joining the International Association of Public Transportation (UITP) to connect more people to public transport. Andrew Salzberg, Uber’s head of transportation policy and research, said aligning the company with public transport authorities was a good way to make Uber a better partner for cities. 

UITP represents public transport providers around the world, including Transport for London - which in September stripped Uber ofits operating licence. Scandal-hit Uber has just had to reassure authorities it is tackling the way it does business after the disclosure of a massive data breach cover-up that has prompted investigations from regulators around the world.