In the District, Uber is not just for ride hailing anymore

But it's an important means of showing good will. Khosrowshahi is trying to tell cities that the Uber of today is a "true partner" - and not the combative, "ask for forgiveness, not permission" startup of the past.

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

"Having a greater variety of transportation modes at your fingertips helps make it increasingly easy to live without a auto", Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in a blog post Wednesday. This also contributes to producing less #bikelitter, as a Jump Bikes official hashtag describes what is left over at docking stations. Today the word comes down that Uber has acquired the electric bike-sharing service, Jump. JUMP is a dockless electric bike service that has rolled out in San Francisco, where it has a small presence with 250 bikes, and Washington, DC.

Today, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced that the company would soon allow customers to buy public transit tickets and rent a auto in Uber's app, via a series of partnerships.

Uber is launching Uber Rent in San Francisco later this month in collaboration with the online peer-to-peer vehicle sharing company Getaround.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company "wants to go beyond cars" in discussing its new service that allows users to reserve, unlock and pay for Jump bikes.

The new upgraded and additional services offer users more alternative than its standard ride-hailing service, which can get costly.

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Uber Rent will be available in San Francisco, but will expand nationally once the company feels comfortable with it.

A 49-year-old woman was killed after being hit by an Uber self-driving sports utility vehicle while walking across a street in Phoenix, leading the company to suspend testing of autonomous vehicles.

Mr Sagafi said his law firm's investigation found only a few people who wanted to come forward to say they suffered egregious harassment at Uber.

The company also announced Wednesday that it will partner with car-sharing app Getaround to offer auto rentals for riders and drivers.

Uber customers will have the option of booking and using tickets for train, bus and ferry services in the app. There's no word yet on when the service will spread to other cities.

In his blog post, Khosrowshahi writes that updating Uber's app was a logical next step for the company.

Uber is moving way beyond just ordering a auto.

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