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65M people used ride-hailing services in Mass. in 2017, report says

Posted on May 14, 2018

Of the rides that started in Boston, 1.8 million left from Boston Logan International Airport. The report also found that 4.5 miles was the average length of the overall trips taken.
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Of the rides that started in Boston, 1.8 million left from Boston Logan International Airport. The report also found that 4.5 miles was the average length of the overall trips taken.
Photo via Lyft

BOSTON — A report found that in 2017 64.8 million people, or about 177,000 people every day, used a ride-hailing service in Massachusetts, AP reports.   

A majority of the rides were concentrated in the Boston metropolitan area, with about 34.9 million of those trips originating in Boston. Of the rides that started in Boston, 1.8 million left from Boston Logan International Airport. The report also found that 4.5 miles was the average length of the overall trips taken.

The initial report, which takes a detailed look at the impact of ride-hailing services for the first time in the area, was made possible by a law signed in August 2016 that allowed the state to start collecting the data for the first time. For the full story, click here.

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