Uber’s Head of Transit, David Reich, just announced that Uber is launching its new public transport option in Chicago, the fifth city where this service is being offered by Uber, following Denver, Boston, London, and Sydney.
Thanks to Uber selecting Moovit’s world-leading transit APIs, Uber is able to include public transit data in its app. Chicago-based users can now plan public transit trips and view details on transit lines, routes, arrival times, and pricing in addition to the ride-hailing options that Uber is known for.
How it Works
Once an Uber rider enters their destination, they will see “Public Transport” next to other available transportation options in their city. When selected, they will then be able to view available transit routes that will get them to their destination, along with live arrivals for buses, underground and rail, departure and travel times, and receive walking directions to/from the transit stations.
Image: Public transport data as it appears to Chicago-based Uber users in the Uber app.
The Moovit Advantage
Moovit owns and operates the world’s largest repository of transit data, comprised of data from more than 7,000 transit agencies and augmented with data from Moovit’s community of users. Moovit has more than half a billion users and its free urban mobility app provides full multi-modal transit options in more than 3,000 cities across 92 countries, and in 45 languages.