Collaboration with Uber and Lyft: Two Years on, Transactions Remain Low; Suspicions Run High over Data Sharing

Denver light rail train in snow

When the Regional Transportation District of Denver began enabling Uber to sell its bus and train tickets in May 2019-in the first integration of its kind in the world-it was seen as a rare example of a public transit agency and a private ride-sharing company putting competition aside and working together. […]

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Transit Agency Sells Passes for Bikes and Buses through Trip-Planning App, though Cash Still Reigns

RTC of Southern Nevada, the main transit agency serving Las Vegas and the surrounding region, now enables customers to buy passes for bike share in addition to tickets for buses through the trip-planning Transit app. Although the implementation is relatively small, project backers say Las Vegas is the first U.S. city to launch bike share and transit passes in the same app. […]

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In-Depth: First Agency to Sell Tickets Through Uber App Sees Relatively Few Takers Two Years on

The Regional Transportation District of Denver was the first transit agency to work with Uber to sell its bus and light rail tickets through the Uber app in the spring of 2019. RTD later that year expanded the service to trip-planning app Transit and then last fall to the app for another ride-hailing service, Lyft. […]

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Sydney to Test Multimodal Payments with Private Mobility Providers Using Digital Opal Card

A trial to be held later this year in Australia’s largest city, Sydney, if it proves successful, could offer one example for how agencies can encourage customers to take multimodal transport combining public and private operators. The economics behind the New South Wales government’s trial offer are unclear, however. […]

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Uber Expands Mobile Ticketing to More U.S. Public Transit Agencies

As expected, Uber has expanded support for public transit ticketing in its app again, this time to a consortium of 13 small and mid-tier transit agencies in Ohio and Northern Kentucky–following two other U.S. transit agencies, in Denver and Las Vegas, which have already integrated with Uber–it was announced today. […]

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Ohio-Based Transit Agency Group Planning to Enable Mobile Ticketing Through Uber App

(This premium article was originally published in May 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) A consortium of 13 small and mid-tier transit agencies in Ohio and Northern Kentucky plans to enable customers to buy public transit tickets directly in the Uber app as early as this summer, following two other U.S. transit agencies, in […]

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Government Regulation of Mobility-as-a-Service Seen as Necessary to Encourage Widespread Adoption

(This premium article was originally published in April 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) Government legislation will likely be needed for widespread adoption of mobility-as-a-service, or MaaS, to occur, according to UK-based Juniper Research, which believes that the regulations will be necessary to force MaaS providers, including transit service providers, to work together, as […]

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After 10 Months, Sales of Public Transit Tickets in Uber App Still Make Up Small Share of Mobile Ticketing in Denver

(This premium article was originally published in March 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) Since last May, when ride-hailing service Uber officially began enabling customers to book and pay for public transit tickets in Denver directly in the Uber app, use of the service remains relatively low, accounting for less than 3% of all […]

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Mobility as a Service Continues to Get Rolling with Uber Expanding Service to Second U.S. City

(This premium article was originally published in January 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) Mobility as a service is expected to reshape the traditional transport industry, and while it is just getting rolling, the pace is starting to pick up. The latest bit of momentum came this week when global ride-hailing service Uber announced […]

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