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Khosrowshahi was in Washington, D.C.to discuss the company's commitment to expanding ride services in congested cities.

The deal comes as Uber expands to become a transportation service, rather than just a on- demand taxi service.

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. After the integration, riders will be able to book a bike via the Uber app. "We share numerous same goals as the 600 cities we serve, and are committed to addressing the same challenges: Reducing individual auto ownership, expanding transportation access and helping governments plan future transportation investments". Users can now move throughout a city, or even between them, using the Uber app.

The move also pushes Uber closer to its goal of reducing vehicle ownership, according to Khosrowshahi. On April 9, the company said it had purchased Jump Bikes, a provider of dockless electric bicycles.

Uber will also launch Uber Rent, its first car-sharing product, beginning with San Francisco.




Uber's second major expansion relates to vehicle rentals. "You share a vehicle with someone, and it kind of feels a little weird", noting how people don't know if it's socially acceptable to work, chat or say nothing at all.

The station reported the law firm hired by Brock is hoping to get $25 to $50 million from Uber in the case, although the lawsuit says he is seeking unspecified damages. "Every piece of their feedback was important and it was incorporated into building an app that meets their needs", Pradeep Parameswaran, Head of Central Operations, Uber India and South Asia, said in a statement. "Now you can take a bike to rent your vehicle and go buy groceries".

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

Another glimpse into how Uber sees its future role: The company also announced a partnership Wednesday with transit ticketing service Masabi.


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