Uber adds public transit to expand transportation beyond rides

Uber has announced it is rolling out its first-ever integration with public transit in partnership with the Regional Transportation District (RTD). Uber riders in Denver can now plan their transit journey with real-time information and end-to-end directions right in the Uber app.

Once a rider enters their destination, they’ll see “Transit” next to other available transportation options in their city. Once selected, they’ll be able to view available transit routes that will get them to their destination. It will also show real-time departure and arrival times and receive walking directions to/from the transit stations. In the coming days, riders will also be able to purchase and use RTD tickets through the Uber app.

Through its partnerships with Moovit, Uber says that the transit real-time data and route planning provider and Masabi, a SaaS ticketing and payments platform, riders will be able to see transit information, and book tickets in more cities soon.

David Genova, RTD CEO, and General Manager said:

Our customers want their trips to be as seamless as possible, and collaboration like this one allows them to plan for travel from end to end, including additional first mile and last mile options. RTD is pleased to work with Uber as we present riders with additional, complementary options to most efficiently reach their destination.