First and Last Mile

Food Delivery Robot

Are Delivery Robots on Their Way to a Neighborhood Near You?

Amazon and FedEx are developing bots that would travel on city streets and sidewalks. The companies are also working behind the scenes on legislative efforts that would help them deploy the technology in the future.

August 30, 2020 - Wired

Denver Union Station

Denver Transit Now Part of Uber App

Linking Uber and transit is an attempt to bridge the first-and-last-mile issue for Denver users.

February 4, 2019 - Curbed

Multi-Modal Commute

D.C. Metro Allows Bikes At All Hours

The agency hopes that allowing more bikes on trains will boost ridership for both.

January 7, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Bike and Scooter SHare

Lyft Moves Toward 'Full Mobility Package'

In cities around the country, Lyft is launching green, multimodal initiatives aimed at providing "all of the above" transportation options.

October 10, 2018 - The Planning Report


How Transportation Assistance Can Fight Homelessness

Transportation access is one of the biggest factors in keeping people out of homelessness. Cities can help with discounted fares and last-mile connections.

September 25, 2018 - CALmatters

Transportation Network Companies

More Transit Agencies Partnering with Ride-Hailing Companies

New research finds that, done right, working with ride-hailing companies can save public agencies money.

September 24, 2018 - Metro Magazine

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Bikeshare Pilots Partnership With Lyft

The six-month pilot will offer discounts on Lyft rides that begin or end at a bikeshare station.

September 11, 2018 - Michigan Live

Bike and Scooter SHare

Lyft to Add Bike and Scooter Share Options

The transportation network company is integrating new mobility options to help fill the first-last mile gap in cities.

July 21, 2018 - Medium

Austin Bus

Austin Bus System Overhaul Goes Into Effect Today

Fifteen routes will be eliminated and 50 routes altered as part of Capital Metro's bus system redesign, called the "Cap Remap."

June 3, 2018 - Austin American-Statesman

Brightline Partners With Lyft for First-Last Mile Fix

Florida's Brightline train system only has one station in each of the three cities it currently serves, so it has sought out a unique solution to the first-last mile challenge.

May 20, 2018 - The Palm Beach Post

Can Electric Scooters Solve 'First-Mile, Last-Mile' Problem?

Countless ideas have been proposed to bridge the first-mile, last-mile gap: bike share, dockless bike share, ride-hailing services, circulator buses, trolleys, and, of course, good old-fashioned feet. The newest entrant: electric scooters.

March 18, 2018 - California Planning & Development Report

Transportation Network Companies

Uber's CEO Wants to Take Over for Buses

Bus advocates aren't going to like the sound of this.

February 17, 2018 - Recode

Metro Map

Los Angeles to Test New 'Mobility on Demand' Partnership

The Federal Transit Administration has offered the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority a $1.35 million grant to partner with ridesharing app Via on first-last mile solutions.

November 27, 2017 - Engadget

Sidewalk Closed

The Real First-Last Mile Solution: Fix the Sidewalks

Upgrading sidewalks on the way to transit stations could make a difference in cities facing declining transit ridership.

October 27, 2017 - TransitCenter


Next Steps in Lyft's 'Evolution': Public Partnerships, Fixed Routes, Autonomous Fleets

Lyft's Emily Castor Warren situates the company's newest initiatives within the "rapid pace of innovation" occurring in transportation.

October 1, 2017 - The Planning Report

Self-Driving Bus

In Europe, Self-Drivers Focus on Augmenting Transit

Unlike the American focus on luxury personal self-drivers, the European approach favors small self-driving buses that can ferry riders to larger transit lines.

May 31, 2017 - The New York Times


Joined at the Hip: Transit Use and Walkability

Zak Accuardi argues that while mobility services can enhance transit, only walkability can solve the "first and last mile" problem.

April 30, 2017 - TransitCenter

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