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You can now use the Uber app to buy RTD bus, train tickets

Denver is first city in world to get new feature
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Posted at 10:47 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 12:47:05-04

DENVER — Uber isn’t just for ridesharing anymore.

Starting this week, Uber customers in the Denver metro area will be able to purchase and use public transit tickets within the Uber smartphone app.

Denver is the first city in the world to get the new feature, Uber said.

Uber users will see an option to purchase three-hour, daily and monthly tickets that are valid on all Regional Transportation District bus and train routes. Tickets can be stored in the app for later use, even without an internet connection. Pricing will be the same as purchasing tickets directly through RTD.

The new feature will be rolling out to Uber users gradually over the next few weeks, the company said.

“This exciting next phase of RTD’s collaboration with Uber is yet another way our transit agency is leading the dialogue about mobility strategy, not just for the Denver metro region but for cities across the globe,” said RTD CEO and General Manager Dave Genova. “This project broadens our reach and stays at pace with the public’s needs, allowing people to plan and pay for trips from start to finish.”

Uber added transit route and pricing info to its app in January and Lyft followed suit in March as both companies seek to establish themselves as multimodal transportation providers.