Mobility

DC Metro paratransit partnership with Uber, Lyft could save $6M annually

Posted on September 8, 2016

Larry Levine
Larry Levine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The transition of thousands of MetroAccess paratransit trips to a less costly option, such as Uber or Lyft, could save Metro up to $6 million annually, The Washington Post reports.

Metro is moving forward with plans to partner with providers such as Uber and Lyft to establish an alternative to MetroAccess, its door-to-door service for the elderly and people with disabilities. Metro’s plan is to launch the program, Abilities-Ride, in March.

Under the program, MetroAccess customers will have the choice of booking a ride on the same day they need it, a significant improvement from the current MetroAccess requirement that trips be booked 24 hours in advance. For the full story, click here.

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