Uber Taps Moovit for Its Transit Data
Published: January 31, 2019
Moovit, a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and the world’s #1 urban mobility app, today announced it is partnering with Uber to provide its industry-leading transit APIs for Uber app’s new integration with public transit, which Uber announced today.
Moovit Co-founder and CEO Nir Erez said, “Uber is a visionary company that has fundamentally changed how people access mobility in cities around the world. Moovit is proud to partner with Uber now as it is expanding its consumer offering and adding transit trip planning options on its app.”
Moovit owns and operates the world’s largest repository of transit data comprised of data from more than 7,000 transit agencies and augmented with data from Moovit’s community of users. Moovit has more than 350 million users and its free urban mobility app provides full multi-modal transit options in more than 2,700 cities in 88 countries.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Moovit to enable real-time transit data and route planning in the Uber app,” said David Reich, Head of Transit at Uber. “As Uber moves towards becoming a one-stop shop for transportation in a city, Moovit’s global footprint will enable us to offer a transit integration around the world.”
Uber is launching its transit integration in Denver with plans to expand to other cities in the coming months. Riders can plan their transit journey with real-time information and step-by-step directions powered by Moovit right in the Uber app. Once a rider enters their destination, they’ll see “Transit” next to other available transportation options in their city. When selected, they’ll be able to view available transit routes that will get them to their destination, along with departure and travel times, and receive walking directions to/from the transit stations.
“Moovit’s mission is to simplify urban mobility all around the world and we want to be part of every urban ride in the next few years,” Erez said. “That means partnering with other global urban mobility leaders like Uber, as well as owning and managing our own Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform that we license to cities, municipalities and transit agencies around the world.”