Uber is making it easier for suburban commuters to schedule rides to the train station

Uber noticed an interesting thing lately: customers were opening the app late at night and entering a nearby train station as a destination to see if they could game out how long it would take them to get there in the morning. It sounds stressful, so the company’s product team got together and designed a new feature to automate much of this planning.

The result is “Make My Train,” which Uber rolls out today to two of the largest commuter rail systems in the country: the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in New York and Caltrain in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It’s the latest example of Uber trying to play nice with public transportation after years of directly competing with and poaching riders from subways, trains, and buses.