Chicago public transit will be replaced with Uber for Uber-style ride-sharing service, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Transit agencies are in the process of choosing an Uber-like ride-share company, which will be in line with the company’s policies, spokeswoman Jessica Miller said in a statement.
The decision will be made on a case-by-case basis, with the final decision to be made by Chicago Transit Authority board members.
A spokesperson for Uber did not immediately return a request for comment.
Uber is a private ride-rental service that operates in a number of cities including New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago.
Miller said Chicago public transport agencies are now working to ensure that ride-service drivers are trained to use the Uber app to hail rides, verify fares and ensure that they’re properly insured.
The company’s policy includes no liability insurance for riders.
Uber’s ride-booking system is based on the city’s Uber app.
Uber has faced a growing public backlash in recent months over the company driving a surge of people to cities like San Francisco and London, where the surge in riders has become so large that drivers are being forced to pick up passengers at home.
Uber says it does not own the taxi service, and drivers do not earn commission from the fares they collect.