Uber for Education Is Here... Sort Of

April 13, 2016

College students will soon be able to pay for rides from Uber with a service from Blackboard. The technology company on Tuesday announced a partnership with the ride-hailing service that will let students use Transact, Blackboard's cashless payment application, when requesting a ride. Colleges, parents and students using Transact will be able to create accounts to be used exclusively for Uber payments.

Update: This story has been changed to reflect that Blackboard Transact is a standalone offering.

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