How Uber Can Extend an Olive Branch to Cities

Posted by OneTransitAdmin

In recent months, there have been a flurry of reports that ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft are looking to partner with public transportation agencies to provide everything from transit for those with disabilities to helping commuters connect to transit stations that aren’t walkable from home. Last week, an op-ed from the head of the Shared-Use Mobility Center urged cities to accept these overtures, arguing that ride-hail services are complements to, not competitors with, public transit. But the jury is still out on how these private companies’ services actually impact public transit.