MaaS Alliance member Uber has inked a partnership with Masabi, the global leader in public transit mobile ticketing, to let Uber customers book and use transit tickets in their app. For many people, getting around their city is already a multimodal affair, and this partnership will let riders seamlessly combine public transit with other transportation options like ridesharing, no matter where they need to go.
More information on the Uber website here.
The full press release from Masabi is available here:
Integration will enable Uber users to book and display public transit tickets within the app, facilitating seamless multimodal journeys.
Masabi, the global leader in mobile ticketing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based fare collection for public transit, has announced a new strategic partnership with Uber to add public transit mobile ticketing into the Uber app. In London and New York, in the initial phase, Uber users will have the option to book and display Masabi customers’ transit tickets in the app, allowing for seamless transfers from ride-sharing to public transit services for convenient multi-modal journeys. The two companies will also be working together to offer the integration to new cities around the globe.
With the accelerating shift toward urbanisation, there are ever greater demands being placed on transportation networks. Streets are congested, but increasing road and parking capacity to deal with this growth is often not an option. Making it easier for people to take multimodal journeys using shared private and public transit options together will help provide a real alternative to private car ownership.
Uber’s new ticketing option will be powered by Masabi’s Justride SDK, the first and only mobile ticketing SDK for public transit. The SDK allows 3rd party applications to request fare types, make payments, and deliver visual and barcode mobile tickets to a passenger through a secure ticket wallet.