First City to Make Ride-Hailing Trip Data Public: Chicago

Data geeks in Chicago will get the first chance to crunch detailed data on transportation network company trips in their city.

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April 16, 2019, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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John Greenfield reports that Chicago will be the first city in the country to publish anonymized data from ride-hailing apps for providers like Uber, Lyft, and Via, on its Open Data Portal. 

"The city says the publication of these data sets, which will be updated quarterly as the ride-hailing companies share data with the city, represents early progress towards [Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Transportation and Mobility Task Force] report’s recommendations, and moves Chicago towards data uniformity and transparency," according to Greenfield.

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