Uber App Connects Riders to Public Transit Options

People trying to get around the Bay Area using public transportation can turn to the Uber app.

Instead of selecting UberX or UberPool, Uber users can choose the transit feature, which presents them with a list of public transportation options, including BART, bus, train and ferry service, available in their area. The feature tells users how long their public transit trip will take and how much it will cost.

Uber's public transit service has already rolled out in cities such as Denver, Boston, London and Sydney.

Despite possibly losing riders to public transportation, Uber still plans to roll out the service in additional cities by the end of the year.

Uber has every reason to want to be a good neighbor. Ride-sharing companies have been accused of adding to the congestion on Bay Area roadways.

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