How Lyft and Uber can improve transit agency budgets
The emergence of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft seems to pose a direct challenge to the nation’s overburdened and underfunded transit agencies, potentially siphoning off patrons most able to pay full fare. Yet, amid competition, there exists a real opportunity for collaboration in providing mobility to the agencies’ neediest customers.
Uber announces new integration with Transit app to better connect users with public transportation
Uber announced Tuesday it is integrating with the Transit app in more than 50 cities across the U.S., including Seattle and Portland, as the company positions itself as a complement, rather than an alternative, to public transportation.
With this integration, when an Uber rider marks a transit stop as a final destination, a card will pop up showing departure times for various modes of transportation. Uber said the integration with Transit will be available on Android devices to begin with.