Most people that use transit most often live and work near it, but there are still ways to partner with new companies to Jon Orcutt, director of communications and advocacy at the Transit Center. “The whole idea of First Mile Last Mile is really overblown,” says Orcutt. “It misses the point that most people that use transit most often live and work near it.”

About 30 cities have found ways to partner with Uber, Lyft, and other new companies to Jon Orcutt, director of communications and advocacy at the Transit Center. “The whole idea of First Mile Last Mile is really overblown,” says Orcutt. “It misses the point that most people that use transit most often live and work near it.” Christopher Kopp of …

Tesla AV and Robotaxi Fleets in 2020

Elon Musk described company advances that, by the middle of 2020, will improve Tesla’s autonomous system so much that a driver’s attention will no long have to be focused on controlling the vehicle. As part of that evolution, Tesla will introduce autonomous taxis in 2020 to certain US regions, and Tesla owners will be able to add their cars to …

The transformative potential of real-time transportation coordination, helping cities to rethink how they manage road space, address transport equity, and approach public-private collaborations

By Kevin WebbFollow, Jan 12, 2017 Editor’s note: Kevin Webb spent 2016 as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Sidewalk Labs, exploring the impact of digital communications technologies on transportation. For all the heavy partisanship of this election season, the one area of near agreement was over the need to improve America’s transportation infrastructure. Whether or not President-elect Trump’s infrastructure ideas see the light …

11 of the 50 largest transit agencies in the US have developed partnerships that directly promote synergy with ridesharing

Ride Sharing Programs Ride sharing is the practice of sharing rides or transportation, especially by commuters, typically in the form of carpooling and vanpooling. Some agencies and organizations have adopted formal definitions clarifying the number of people, types of vehicles, and operating characteristics that qualify as ride sharing. Shared ride programs generally include all forms of carpooling and vanpooling. These …

Researchers re-evaluate how we value transportation

May 6th, 2019 By Chris McCahill, SSTI Researchers re-evaluate how we value transportation Transportation agencies and metropolitan planning organizations often wrestle with how to properly value transportation investments, especially when it comes to things that can’t be measured in terms of vehicle delay, such as multimodal access and environmental justice. Some of these challenges are tackled in a new issue of Research …

Uber wants to move beyond food delivery and driving to dominate the transportation sector, freight and logistics

An Uber Eats delivery driver rides a motorcycle along a road in Bangkok. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News) By Faiz Siddiqui and Greg Bensinger in WashPo, May 9 Uber wants to move beyond food delivery and driving to dominate the transportation sector, freight and logistics: How Uber aims to move things around the world SAN FRANCISCO — Uber, the ride-hailing pioneer, is set to go public …

Gig/automated driving with Teslas

Tesla is taking bold steps toward launching the Tesla Network, an Uber-like transportation service in which a self-driving Tesla will give you a ride. Recent research indicates that this could make big money for not only Tesla, but also Tesla owners who are willing to let their car participate in the Network while they’re not using it. But will it be profitable …

Chicago publishes ride-hailing info on open data portal

Katie Pyzyk on Smart Cities Dive, April 16, 2019 Chicago has published comprehensive data from ride-hailing companies including Uber, Lyft and Via on its open data portal. The data sets provide the public with information about ride-hailing trips, drivers and vehicles. The city reports that it took the key step of removing sensitive personal information to maintain driver, rider and company privacy. The data sets …

Lyft is setting up a $50 million fund called Lyft City Works to pay for projects like discounted rides for the homeless and better bike infrastructure–and a series of local councils who will help them direct the money

Lyft wants to be a better neighbor: The ride-hailing company is setting up a $50 million fund called Lyft City Works to pay for projects like discounted rides for the homeless and better bike infrastructure–and a series of local councils who will help them direct the money 03.29.19, BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI, Fast Company WORLD CHANGING IDEAS,  As Lyft hurtles toward its IPO, the ride-sharing company is …

More than two dozen transit agencies have launched partnerships with transportation network companies, with varying degrees of success

BY SKIP DESCANT / AUGUST 20, 2018,  Transit and Ride-Sharing Partnerships on the Rise, Despite Growing Pains, Government Tech What Do Transit Riders Prize Even More than Cheap Tickets? Convenience Think Uber and Lyft Are Killing Transit? Think Again Airport Parking Takes Hit From Uber, Lyft A woman awaits a ride via a ride-hailing app like Uber or Lyft. Roughly two-dozen transit agencies have launched …