Uber App Feature Integrates Transit and Ridesharing
Uber recently rolled out the "Make My Train" app feature, which gives users schedule and real-time information and allows them to coordinate Uber pickups at transit stations.
The feature is available on Long Island Rail Road in New York and Caltrain in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company has offered other transit-related services, including real-time transit data and in-app ticket purchasing, in cities across the United States.
"While the company has come under plenty of criticism for contributing to already-congested city streets, it now appears to be shifting gears to become a kind of one-stop-shop for city dwellers' transportation needs, whether that involves e-scooters, e-bikes, cars, trains — or even helicopters," writes Cailin Crowe.