Uber today announced the roll out of a new transit feature that will integrate all public transit information in the Greater Boston area directly into its app.
This means Uber riders here in Boston can now plan their trips on MBTA services, including subways, buses, region rails, ferries and Logan Express, with real time, point-to-point transit information right in the Uber app.
Here’s how it works:
When riders enter their destination into the app, they’ll see the “Transit” feature next to other available transport options. If they chose to select this feature, they’ll then be able to see all available transit routes that will get them where they want to go, along with real-time departure/arrival times and walking directions to/from the transit stations. Riders will also get upfront pricing options, including on transit.
“As part of our vision to become a one stop transportation platform, we are excited to give our riders in Boston a seamless way to access mass transit right from their app. We know that Uber and the cities in which we operate share many of the same goals: reducing congestion, expanding access to transportation and tackling air pollution, and we look forward to continuing to partner with the MBTA and MassDOT to achieve those goals,” said David Reich, Uber’s Head of Transit.
Boston is now the second city in the U.S. and the third city in the world with transit integration.
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