Uber integrates Transit app to give users public transportation details

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With that said, there's no doubt that Uber wants to see this feature expand. For that trip you would have to go through the Uber app to book a auto and a separate app for public transportation information.

For this feature - available only in the Android Uber app for now - the ride-hailing giant has teamed up with Transit, a Canadian-headquartered urban transport information service that operates in more than 125 cities globally, to show live departure times whenever a rider's destination is near a transit stop.

It's worth noting here that this isn't the first time Uber has integrated with third-party transport data apps.

The Transit app displays wait times for Metro, the D.C. Circulator, MTA, Ride-On, Arlington Transit, Fairfax Connector, Virginia Railway Express, DASH, and Prince George's County TheBus, among other options, according to its website.

Better connected cities, where people can easily access all neighborhoods including areas underserved by transit.

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Speaking about the new integration, Transit's COO Jake Sion said, "Our integration with Uber is a ideal match, as we both envision a future in which every journey is shared using a combination of transit options". If it's going to create an viable alternative to owning a vehicle, that means acknowledging that riders can't (or just won't) always use its service for the entire length of a trip.

Uber has been working on autonomous technologies and has previously said it plans to develop and test airborne vehicles that are capable of vertically taking off and landing by 2020.

The integration will work on Androids in almost 50 US cities, Uber said. These include places like New York City, Buffalo, Boston, Atlanta, San Diego, Tampa Bay Area, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Washington DC, Dallas, Los Angeles, and more.

Uber says the app integration comes free to both companies.

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