The system has been developed using Masabi’s Justride software development kit (SDK).
RTD says tickets purchased via Uber will be priced the same as those bought through existing channels. After passengers enter a destination on the app, they will see “transit” as an option in the “choose a ride” section. After selecting transit, passengers will be able to purchase tickets on all available transit options while also having access to real-time schedules and walking directions to and from transit stations.
Uber’s menu bar will allow the passengers to purchase and redeem a range of RTD ticket services, including three-hour, day and monthly passes with all tickets available offline. The passenger activates ticket, which is stored in the “transit tickets” section of the Uber app, when boarding the train, tram or bus.
“For the first time ever, taking an Uber trip can mean taking public transit,” says Uber head of transit, Mr David Reich. “With this step, we are moving closer to making Uber's platform a one-stop shop for transportation access, from shared rides to buses and bikes.”