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The Uber-Transit Convergence Arrives in Denver

The ride-hailing giant once called public transportation a threat to its growth. But in one city, it’s joining forces.
Uber is launching an in-app transit ticketing service in Denver.
Uber is launching an in-app transit ticketing service in Denver.Uber

For a company that has viewed public transit systems as its competitor, it seems like an odd move: Uber wants to make it easier for Denver commuters to ride buses and trains.

Starting Thursday, the ride-hailing giant will offer a portal within its app for travelers buy tickets for rides aboard the Regional Transportation District, the transit system serving the greater Denver area. Trip prices will be the same as they are through any other RTD option. The option to choose “transit” will pop up in the Uber app after riders enter their destination, which leads to a mobile ticketing platform.