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"This will allow us to reach more people and get them to embrace auto sharing", Getaround's CEO Sam Zaid in an interview.

Incidentally, Khosrowshahi is scheduled to be in D.C.to discuss the "Future of Mobility" with Mayor Muriel Bowser and transportation experts on Wednesday. "We're excited to partner with Masabi to incorporate transit as an option 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. The ride-hail company has acquired electric bike-share startup Jump Bikes for an undisclosed amount. 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.

"What we want to make sure is that you're not taxing one form of shared transportation for another form of shared transportation", Khosrowshahi said.

Dubbed Uber Rent, the platform taps into Getaround's existing marketplace of cars that are available for instant rentals.

Khosrowshahi said Uber supports dedicated funding for Metro, seeing it as a proposal "that ultimately, long term, is going to benefit us as well".

"Autonomous is part of the solution and I think long term is going to be an important part of the solution of getting rid of vehicle ownership", Khosrowshahi said. Its ride-hailing service is now in 73 countries worldwide and in 600 cities in the US.

In addition to Wednesday's expansion of the bike sharing integration to D.C. from San Francisco, Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also promised on a visit to the District that it would share some more data with certain cities it operates in.

The big picture: Uber envisions a world with little personal auto ownership, one where people would rely more heavily on using services like Uber.

"At Masabi our mission has always been to make it quicker and easier to get around cities using a range of transit options and in Uber, we've found a flawless partner to help us further that mission", said Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi.

Since its founding in 2009, Uber has expanded rapidly.

The ride-sharing company is reportedly working on integrating the startup into the app in San Francisco.

Partnership with Masabi: We've inked a partnership with Masabi, the global leader in public transit mobile ticketing, to let Uber customers book and use transit tickets in our app. The Uber Movement website launched a year ago.

However, Uber has said it will incrementally add bikes to the program.

Uber customers will have the option of booking and using tickets for train, bus and ferry services in the app.

Uber is becoming more than just an app to hail a ride.