Uber customers in Denver can now buy train and bus tickets in the app

Uber has announced that it will begin selling train and bus tickets through its app for its customers in Denver, Colorado. It’s the first step in the ride-hailing giant’s high-stakes quest to become the de facto smartphone app for all modes of transportation, not just cars. It’s Uber’s chance to blunt some of the negative effects its rising popularity has had on public transportation.
Following a staggered rollout, residents of Denver will be able to use Uber’s app to purchase tickets for the Regional Transportation District (RTD), which operates the city’s buses and trains. Purchasing transit tickets via Uber will cost the same amount as through existing options, the company said.
Uber’s app will let users purchase and redeem a range…

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