Google, Uber’s UberX partner to launch a ride-sharing service in Chicago

Uber has signed a deal with the Chicago Department of Transportation to use its technology to connect its ridesharing services to the city’s public transportation system, according to the company.

The deal, first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, will use UberX to connect ride-hailing services like Lyft and Sidecar to the transportation network.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the partnership in January, and has said he hopes the city will become a major player in ride-share tech.

Travis Kalanick, Uber chief executive, was one of Uber’s early investors.

The company recently announced that it would invest $2 billion in Lyft, an upstart competitor that has more recently expanded into other parts of the U.S. Uber is also looking to partner with Lyft, though the company has yet to announce a partner.

Uber has struggled to find a sustainable business model in Chicago, where the city has struggled with its own economic woes.

In February, Uber announced that the company had filed for bankruptcy protection.

Uber also has been sued by Chicago officials over its refusal to rent out space on city-owned property.