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LA Metro considering ridesharing-like microtransit option

Posted on July 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES — With bus ridership in steady decline, Los Angeles Metro is exploring more user-friendly options, including one patterned after popular ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft, California Blog reports.

Unlike Uber or Lyft, Metro's plan would provide vans instead of cars and pick-ups would include more than one person. To stay competitive, the new public ridesharing service will likely be less expensive than private ridesharing solutions, but will have greater customization than current bus routes.

The solution stemmed from the results of a survey given to 2000 riders and conducted by Metro. The plan's details have yet to be hashed out, including the cost for both riders and the city. According to the report, though, LA Metro’s CEO Phil Washington said these so-called "microtransit" options could be launched “very, very soon.” For the full story, click here.

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