WASHINGTON – Who the Uber App in D.C. can rent a JUMP bike, the E-Bikes that Uber owns.
The option is now available in the menu that users can open on the left side of the app. It is expected to be later expanded in all cities with the JUMP bikes.
In addition to expanding the bike-sharing integration on Wednesday from San Francisco to San Francisco, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi promised to share more data with certain cities when visiting the district.
Beyond the existing aggregated data that Uber publishes for the District (and a newly expanded list of other cities), Uber is working with SharedStreets to provide DC data on the most popular drop-off and pickup locations.
The data will be folded into separate similar information This also includes taxis and other driver companies.
Similar data was used to justify the district's pilot program, which had reserved parking near Dupont Circle for pickups and drop offs for late-night parties.
The program was mixed at best, as enforcing the no-parking rules was difficult there.
Uber for trains, rental cars
The extension to bike sharing in the Uber App is just one part of the company's ambition to extend its reach beyond typical limbo rides.
Uber App users can now book train or bus tickets to a number of cities
Uber has signed a partnership agreement with Masabi, a transit ticket company that has contracts with transit agencies in New York and Boston [1
So far, the program has been geared up by Getaround to Uber drivers who can pay for cars by the hour, then pick-up -Prices.
The new program will add more cars to the GetAround fleet than just the existing personal vehicles that owners provide, and make the cars available to everyone with the Uber App in San Francisco. It is expected that the program initially works much like Zipcar, with the requirement that cars be returned to the same location they are picked up, though this could change later.
Rents are expected to be around $ 9 per hour for a Prius and more for larger vehicles. The price is $ 5 for Uber drivers.
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