In its expansion to offer public transit data to users around the globe, Uber just announced that it is launching its public transportation feature to millions of residents living in San Francisco, Mexico City, and Paris.
In collaboration with Moovit, Uber is utilizing Moovit’s world-leading transit APIs during this continuous worldwide roll out to include public transportation in its app for its millions of users. San Francisco, Mexico, and Paris will be the sixth, seven, and eighth major cities that this feature is available in. Thanks to this collaboration, people traveling in those three metro areas will be able to 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 riders 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 San Francisco-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.