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Canadian officials pleased with Uber as public transit partnership

Management & Operations| August 14, 2017

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.

MTM acquires routing, scheduling, dispatching tech platform

Technology| August 11, 2017

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.

Management & Operations| June 7, 2017

UITP Summit Unveils Differing Transport Narratives, Approach to Challenges

While the U.S. narrative included innovation and disruptive change in transport, the prominence and status of the public transport operator was clearly so much weaker in terms of dominating urban thinking.

Government Issues| May 23, 2017

Canadian town turns Uber into its public transit system

The town will subsidize a portion of the fare for all trips taken by residents, while offering additional subsidies for rides going to and from transit hubs.

Technology| May 17, 2017

Uber to integrate with Transit app to connect users with public transportation

Now, when an Uber rider marks a transit stop as a final destination, a card will pop up showing departure times for various modes of transportation.

Technology| May 16, 2017

Waymo, Lyft partner to test autonomous vehicle tech

Meanwhile, Uber is in a legal battle with Waymo over allegations that it is using stolen trade secrets for its self-driving car program.

University| May 15, 2017

UCLA students choose Uber, Lyft and bus system to get to and from campus

While some students find BruinBus less convenient because it is a bit slower than using ride-hailing apps, UCLA officials say 85% of riders on the free system are students and that ridership is not decreasing.  

Public Transit GM Q&A: How are you solving the first/last mile issue?

Agency heads from Baltimore; Long Beach, Calif.; Tampa, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Oakland, Calif.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Orange County, Calif.; and Indianapolis weigh in on this hot topic.

Q&A: Reno, Nev. transit agency CEO talks customer service, collaboration

Lee Gibson also discusses reducing agency operating costs, as well using alternative project and program delivery methods.

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