RTD partners with Uber for trip planning

Denver riders can find transit routes, times in app

Staff report
Posted 2/4/19

A partnership announced Jan. 31 between the Regional Transportation District and the mobility platform Uber allows Denver riders to see and consider transit routes presented in the Uber app. …

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RTD partners with Uber for trip planning

Denver riders can find transit routes, times in app

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A partnership announced Jan. 31 between the Regional Transportation District and the mobility platform Uber allows Denver riders to see and consider transit routes presented in the Uber app.

Establishing partnerships with providers such as Uber enables the transit agency to best meet the needs, demands and expectations of a growing population at a time when the industry is in a state of change, Dave Genova, RTD CEO and general manager, said in a news release.

“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,” Genova said in the release. “RTD is pleased to work with Uber as we present riders with additional, complementary options to most efficiently reach their destination.”

To access transit information within the app, riders enter a destination and select the “transit” option to see available transit routes, real-time schedules, and walking directions to and from transit stations.

“This is Uber’s first in-app integration with public transit, and we’re excited it’s happening in Denver, thanks to our partnership with RTD,” David Reich, Uber’s head of transit, said in the release. “Uber shares many of the same goals as the cities we serve, and our team is committed to addressing the same challenges: reducing individual car ownership, expanding transportation access with more options and working with transit agencies to innovate.”

Trip planning is the first of two notable transit-related features being added to the Uber app. Soon, Denver riders will be able to purchase and use RTD tickets through the app. RTD and Uber will share details about that feature as they are solidified.

Learn more at www.rtd-denver.com/uber.shtml.

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