Uber customers in Las Vegas will be able to use the app to ride the public bus

Went to Las Vegas but lost everything at the craps table? There’s now a cheaper way to get from the Strip to the airport. Uber is making a big bet on public transit in Las Vegas. The ride-hailing company’s new Transit feature is going live in Sin City where residents and gamblers alike can use their Uber app to buy tickets for the city’s bus system.

Last May, Uber announced that it would begin selling train and bus tickets through its app for customers in Denver, Colorado. It was the first step in the ride-hailing giant’s high-stakes quest to become the de facto smartphone app for all modes of transportation.

Since then, the company has integrated public transportation schedules and directions into its app for over a dozen other…

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