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"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 ride sharing, no matter where they need to go", Uber said.

Anyone with the Uber app in D.C. can now use it to rent a JUMP bike, the electric bikes that Uber now owns. Its ride-hailing service is now in 73 countries worldwide and in 600 cities in the US.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi unveiled Monday that the two companies have reached a deal.

Uber is expanding beyond ride-hailing and adding a series of new products to its app to cover all the ways people move around cities, including bikes, paying and booking tickets for buses and rail, and even auto rental through a partnership with Getaround.

Uber earlier this week announced its acquisition of dockless bike-sharing service Jump.

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Uber Kenya has signed partnership deals with nine firms in a move meant to make vital services quickly available to its partners and drivers. "While 180 Days was about correcting missteps of the past, we also needed to think longer term, and the obvious place to start was the Driver app", says Khosrowshahi.

Getaround's website says cars are available to rent for as little as $5 per hour, and that auto owners can make up to $10,000 per year offering their vehicle for rent on the service. "If this goes on, you'll simply have gridlock". "It is somewhat compelling to be able to get all your transportation through one platform". Arizona had been a key hub for Uber's autonomous project, with about half of the company's 200 self-driving cars and a staff of hundreds.

Users of the Uber app will now be able to book train or bus tickets in a number of cities.

Uber didn't say when this book-and-buy transit rides option would be available in the Uber app.

For those familiar with the Transit app, which combines all of the available nearby transit into one convenient dashboard, Uber's suite of announcements Wednesday shows how it essentially aims to become the same one-stop shop. You can sign up, reserve, and unlock a auto from the Getaround platform all through the Uber app.

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