Uber is Launching a Public Transportation Option For Riders and Cities

Uber looks to the future of public transit in partnerships with cities.

Uber is Launching a Public Transportation Option

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Uber has announced that it will be rolling out a new integration with public transit departments across the country. The first partnership is with the Regional Transportation District (RTD), Uber riders in Denver can now plan their transit journey with real-time information right in the Uber app.

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

Once a rider enters their destination, they’ll see a “Transit” option next to other available transportation.

Once selected, you will be able to view available transit routes that will get you to your destination.

Soon, riders will also be able to purchase and use RTD tickets through the Uber app.

Uber for Cities

Uber is also rolling out a suite of products for the next generation of cities. In partnership with cities and transit agencies, Uber plans to make public transit more accessible and easier to use while reducing private car ownership and city pollution. Uber is also partnering with cities to provide anonymized data to make smarter policy decisions involving public transit.


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Written by Grant Trahant

Founder of Causeartist + Social Entrepreneur + Partner at Charity Charge + Journey of the Soul: Album on Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and Tidal all sales and streaming royalties go to support impact projects around the world.