After announcing its intentions to get into public transit last April, Uber is preparing to launch its transit-related services in Denver.
According to a TechCrunch report, Uber is partnering with the Regional Transportation District and transit data provider Moovit so that residents of Denver will now be able to navigate public transportation within the Uber app.
For transit, Uber is serving two sets of customers: agencies and riders. For both sets, Uber is aiming to increase efficiency, enhance the experience and increase equity and accessibility.
Initially, the ability to purchase tickets via the Uber app will not be available, but it is a feature the company will provide in the coming weeks.
Uber officials said that moving forward, customers can expect to see transit features launch in more cities in the coming months. These steps are all part of Uber’s new efforts, under the leadership of CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, to become a multimodal transportation provider. This has recently included launching a bike-sharing service in cities like Seattle.