Uber wanted to integrate public transportation information into its Uber Transit app to allow users to find the best way to get around and offer more sustainable mobility options. As Uber’s head of transit David Reich has said, “In a lot of situations, public transit is faster or cheaper than taking an Uber, and we want to make sure that our riders have access to that information.”
With Moovit’s rich transit APIs, Uber’s Transit Journey Planning feature shows riders the best routes available using public transit, right alongside traditional Uber options. Besides public transportation routes, Moovit’s APIs allow Uber to provide real-time departure and arrival times along with step-by-step directions door-to-door and the estimated fares.
Uber’s Transit Journey Planning has integrated a suite of Moovit’s APIs, including:
“We’re thrilled to be working with Moovit to enable real-time transit data and route planning in the Uber app,”
Uber began its pilot program in Denver before quickly expanding the offering in London, Boston, Chicago, Sydney, Mexico City, Paris, and San Francisco, São Paulo, New York City, and Washington, DC.
Riders can plan their transit journey with real-time information and step-by-step directions powered by Moovit right in the Uber app. Once a rider enters their destination, they’ll see “Transit” next to other available transportation options in their city. When selected, they’ll be able to view available transit routes that will get them to their destination, along with departure and travel times, and receive walking directions to/from the transit stations.
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
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