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Starting in Denver, Uber adds a public transportation option, including real-time bus and rail info, with plans to expand elsewhere over the coming months

“Uber is facing mounting criticism for its negative effects on public transportation across the country This is happening at a time when Uber is facing mounting criticism for its negative effects on public transportation across the country” writes Jan Est for theverge.com. It’s the first example of Uber’s year-long effort to integrate public transportation options into its app.It’s unclear whether the appearance of transit options in the Uber app will do much to boost Denver’s transit system, but it certainly can’t hurt.It’s no secret that Uber wants to become the “One Ring” for transportation, the app that brings all other modes together and, in the darkness, binds them.And in a few weeks, they’ll even be able to buy train tickets in the Uber app, thanks to a partnership with mobile ticketing company Masabi.
 
Source: theverge.com



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