Uber Offers Its Ride-Hailing Software To Public Transit Agencies

Uber is deepening its push into public transit, starting with an on-demand service in California’s Marin County that will run on Uber’s ride-hailing software platform.

The pilot program, called Marin Connect, will power logistics for four wheelchair-accessible vans starting July 1.

As part of its partnership with Marin Transit and the Transportation Authority of Marin, Uber will also make public transit schedules and discounts available within its app to users in the county and will offer vouchers for riders to commute between the transit stops and their final destination.

According to the company, the deal in not a one-off: “This is a new product and a new business,” David Reich, head of Uber Transit told Bloomberg, adding that the company plans to partner with other transit agencies in the future.