Uber, a ride-sharing company, is increasing foot traffic in Boston, according to data from the Boston Regional Transit Authority (BRT).
The surge in ridership, which began Tuesday, was driven largely by UberX, a service that allows users to hail a car through an app.
UberX has already taken off in Boston and other cities.
In addition, the ride-hailing app has been growing in popularity as the company tries to become a bigger player in the city.
On Tuesday, the Boston Globe reported that the surge in rideshare riders was more than twice the number of riders the company received during its peak hours.
The surge also increased the total number of people driving for UberX in the Boston region to more than 3,500.
The numbers for Uber and Lyft are not available for immediate release, but the ride sharers’ numbers have increased in the past week.
Boston is already home to several major technology companies, including Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft.
Uber and other ride-share companies have been expanding in Boston over the past year, and the BRT data shows that the company has been working hard to make the city more attractive to riders and drivers.
The company has added hundreds of new drivers to its network, according a statement from the agency.
“This surge in foot traffic is good news for our business and we thank our riders and partners for their support,” the agency said.
The BRT has been a major hub for ride sharing in Boston since the start of the new year, which led to more riders and more drivers on the system.
Lyft has also seen growth in Boston as the ridesharing service expands its network in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.