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Uber, Lyft reduces transit usage, increases vehicle miles, report finds

Management & Operations| October 12, 2017

The author of the report, Regina Clewlow, said in a statement that although ridehailing is complementary to transit and helps reduce vehicle ownership, ridehailing services are facilitating a shift away from more sustainable modes of transportation.

Integration, Innovation Keys to Mobility Management

Management & Operations| October 10, 2017

“Be innovative and adapt” was the theme of Monday’s “Integrated and Innovative Mobility Management” session, as President/Executive Director of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Gary Thomas led a three-person panel on the future of public transit.

Technology| October 10, 2017

Bind the gap: Resolving transit’s first-and-last-mile challenge

In November 2016, voters approved about 70% of public transit initiatives on ballots across America, but we all acknowledge that the connections between systems remain a critical challenge — particularly, the “first-and-last-mile” challenge.

Management & Operations| September 25, 2017

Uber loses license to operate in London

TfL considers that Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues, which have potential public safety and security implications.

Bus| September 14, 2017

Innovation, clean fleets honored at BusCon 2017

METRO Magazine honored bus operations and their supplier partners for initiatives that helped them improve training, save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, or improve safety, while PERC honored three operators for championing propane autogas.

Accessibility| September 8, 2017

WMATA taps taxi companies for subsidized Md. paratransit services

The decision was a win for disability rights activists who pressed WMATA officials to avoid companies such as Uber, because they lack vehicles with wheelchair-ramps and have been sued for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Rail| September 6, 2017

Sound Transit, Uber partner to encourage public transit usage

Beginning on Tuesday, Uber riders traveling to or from eight light rail stations south of downtown Seattle who enter the promo code in their app will now receive $3.50 off their UberX or UberPOOL trip.

Management & Operations| August 14, 2017

Canadian officials pleased with Uber as public transit partnership

According to a memo shared with Motherboard, the city spent around $26,500 subsidizing roughly 4,800 rides in May and June. The start-up cost for a single bus line, by comparison, was estimated to be upwards of $200,000.

Technology| August 11, 2017

MTM acquires routing, scheduling, dispatching tech platform

MTM now offers its clients an approach to transportation management that provides operational transparency and Uber-like features now demanded by the market.

Management & Operations| July 18, 2017

LA Metro considering ridesharing-like microtransit option

Unlike Uber or Lyft, Metro's plan would provide vans instead of cars and pick-ups would include more than one person.

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