RTD, Uber, Masabi to speak to success of Uber Transit

Next week marks six months since the Regional Transportation District, Uber and Masabi began a first-in-the-world collaboration to offer the public real-time transit information and ticketing within the Uber app. On Tuesday, the group will release new statistics about how Uber Transit has been performing in Denver since it launched; its general impact on commuting behavior; and how data from Uber Transit has informed launches in other markets, including London and Boston.

Complete information will be provided at a media event, details for which are as follows:

Who: RTD, Uber and Masabi

What: Uber Transit update Comments by RTD CEO and General Manager Dave Genova, Masabi Chief Product Officer Jonathan Donovan and Uber Head of Transit David Reich

When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Where: Union Station 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202 The event will take place outside behind the historic Great Hall, near the commuter rail tracks. Media are invited to take a brief rail ride after the press conference to the 38th & Blake Station for Uber-hosted coffee and refreshments.

Contacts:

RTD Communications, [email protected], 720-326-7311

Matt Wing, Uber Communications, [email protected], 917-601-1572

James Gooch, Masabi, [email protected], 0207 089 8893

About RTD

The Regional Transportation District celebrates 50 years of service this year. The transit agency develops, operates and maintains a public transportation system that meets the need of close to 3 million people within an eight-county service area in the Denver Metro region. The agency’s buses, rail lines, shuttles and additional services provide 100 million annual passenger trips. For more information, visit rtd-denver.com, call 303-299-6000 and follow along on social media: www.facebook.com/RideRTD, on Twitter @RideRTD, @ridertd on Instagram and @rideRTDco on YouTube.

About Uber

Uber’s platform is committed to igniting opportunity for the people we serve in Colorado. Ridesharing remains a stress free reliable option throughout the state. Uber Eats is currently available throughout Denver, Boulder, and the Colorado Springs areas. The Uber Rewards program – a first-of-its-kind loyalty program that spans across Uber’s business lines and product offerings, including ridesharing and Uber Eats – is now available in select areas. JUMP e-bikes are currently available in Downtown Denver. Transportation agencies around the world can learn more about how to pursue their own transit partnerships with Uber at www.uber.com/transit.  

About Masabi

Masabi is bringing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ticketing and payments to public transit agencies of all sizes around the globe. Through our fare collection platform, Justride, agencies can sign up to mobile ticketing services, enable Mobility as a Service (MaaS), or deploy an account-based full fare collection solution using contactless bank cards, mobile devices and smartcards. Masabi is the category creator for transit mobile ticketing. With over 50 clients across four continents, the Justride Mobility Platform is the most widely deployed end-to-end mobile and account-based ticketing solution in operation, serving the largest transit agency in the US to local bus operators. Masabi has offices in New York, London, Denver and Cluj, and investors include Mastercard and Keolis. For more information, visit www.masabi.com.