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On-demand services beat S.F. taxi arrival times

Posted on September 4, 2014

Courtesy Airport Taxi SFO
Courtesy Airport Taxi SFO
SAN FRANCISCO — For San Francisco riders, on-demand services Uber, Lyft and Sidecar consistently arrive much more quickly than taxis, according to a new study from UC Berkeley researchers, SFGate reported.

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Additionally, the study found that ride services both complement and compete with public transit. A third of respondents otherwise would have used transit, and often chose ride services because they are faster — transit would have required transfers, for instance, according to the report.

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