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Efficiently moving people around cities has perplexed urban planners for centuries. What if ridesharing could help?

Rideshare services offer more than convenience for riders. They can offer powerful new options for city planners, who are tackling pollution, congestion, and parking shortages. The key to making cities move better? Maybe a shared network, combining rideshare services like Uber with public transit.

Uber Under the Hood on Medium, May 20, 2016


Connecting you with public transit

Ridesharing can not only help people get to their nearest transit stop but also:

  1. Fill in gaps in existing public transit service
  2. Provide access to underserved communities
  3. Alleviate the demand for parking
  4. Reduce costs of underused routes or services

Our application programming interface (API) helps make travel better for everyone

When multiple options are connected, riders can use multiple modes of transportation—including public transit—to get where they need to go. By partnering with third-party apps, we hope to help bridge the gaps in transit systems by ensuring certainty and reliability in riders’ journeys.

Working with public transit to create solutions

Using the Uber app supports agencies and local governments in increasing access to public transit options.

“Ridesharing can fill in gaps in our transit systems … between 10pm and 4am, when public transit runs less frequently or is unavailable.”

American Public Transportation Association

Expanding service in communities that need it

Improving access to transportation

Great partnerships for greater change




Uber complements public transportation

  • Los Angeles

    LA shows how connected Uber and public transport really are. The lines represent Uber trips that began or ended within 1/8 mile of an LA Metro station.

  • San Francisco

    This map shows journeys where it’s likely that riders used Caltrain to connect 2 Uber trips.

  • London

    Here, the lines represent Uber trips into Hackney that began within 200 meters of nearby Tube stops, showing how riders use Uber and the Underground together.