RTD and Uber Partner to Solve Metro Mobility Issues
RTD and mobility platform Uber announce a new transit partnership that enables Denver riders to be the first worldwide to see and consider transit routes presented within the Uber app.
RTD is uniquely positioned to be the regional mobility integrator for metro Denver, noted CEO and General Manager Dave Genova. 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.
“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. “RTD is pleased to work with Uber as we present riders with additional, complementary options to most efficiently reach their destination.”
"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,” said David Reich, Uber’s Head of Transit. “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.”
Accessing transit information within the app is easy: After riders enter a destination, they will see “Transit” as an option in the product selector. Upon selecting the “Transit” option, riders will be able to see available transit routes, real-time schedules, and walking directions to and from transit stations.
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 the Uber Partnership project page.