Uber has added support for transit tickets issued by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to its mobile app, enabling users to buy passes from within the app and then use their smartphone to board Las Vegas bus services.
“Following a staggered rollout over the next few weeks, all Uber riders in the Las Vegas metro region will be able to buy RTC passes through the Uber app and then use their phone to ride,” Uber says.
“Buying a transit pass in the Uber app is easy: after riders enter a destination, they will see ‘Transit’ as an option in the Uber app.
“Upon selecting ‘Transit’, riders will get all the information they need to get to their destination using public transportation, including real-time transit data, trip-planning and end-to-end directions.
“Once the rider has selected their route, they can choose to purchase and redeem their transit passes using their existing payment profile, and can use their transit passes even when they are offline.
“Uber’s menu bar will let users purchase and redeem a range of passes available on RTC services, including Strip and All Access passes, hourly, residential and monthly passes.
“Users activate passes, which are stored in the ‘Transit tickets’ section of the Uber app, when boarding transit services and scan the passes on the onboard validation devices.”
“Creating a seamless experience for our residents and visitors to move easily and conveniently among multiple modes of transportation is the future of public transit, and we’re proud to be one of the first agencies to embrace it,” says MJ Maynard, CEO of the RTC.”
Las Vegas is the second city to integrate transit ticketing into the Uber app, following the introduction of in-app ticketing in Denver in May 2019. Support for Delhi Metro tickets is also expected to be added soon.