First Mile-Last Mile

Bike share station on sidewalk next to red painted bike lane with white bikes parked at docks.

Shared Mobility as Essential Transit

Research reveals that shared bikes and scooters are often a crucial lifeline for low-income workers, signaling a need to include micromobility in the larger public transit conversation.

September 21, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Valencia, Spain

Micromobility Makes a Comeback

Decreased public transit ridership is bringing some transit agencies to consider partnerships with micromobility corporations.

July 2, 2020 - CoMotion News

Lime Scooters

Chicago Dockless Scooters Used Across the City, New Study Shows

Data from the city's e-scooter pilot program show that they might be filling in the first-mile/last-mile gap for riders at all income levels.

August 27, 2019 - Streetsblog Chicago

Denver Union Station

Uber Says Denver Transit Riders Are Buying Tickets Through Its App

Denver travelers can now access transit schedules and purchase tickets through the Uber app. Uber says increased ticket sales show that integrating rideshare and transit makes sense.

July 16, 2019 - The Denver Post

Uber Car

Ride-Hailing Companies Eye Public Transit Opportunities for the Wrong Reasons

Uber and Lyft say they want to improve public transit, but the focus on profit could have serious consequences.

June 10, 2019 - The New York Times

Metro STation

New App Helps Drivers Find Parking Spots at Transit Stations

It's only one step in a multi-modal journey, but parking at a transit station can be quite a hassle.

March 14, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Bus Stop

First Mile-Last Mile, Intermodalism, and Making Public Transit More Attractive

As planners seek to leverage public transit investments with enhanced first mile-last mile connections, it is critical that market analysis guide those initiatives and that impacts and cost effectiveness are part of the performance assessment.

July 25, 2017 - Steven Polzin

Auto Companies Prepare for Decline of Car Ownership

It's no longer just transit agencies that are trying to meet the first mile-last mile challenge—auto companies have also jumped in by offering "mobility services." And it's more profitable than selling cars!

December 27, 2016 - The New York Times

D.C. Metro

D.C. Metro and Uber Partnership Seeks a Win-Win

Uber and D.C. Metro are partnering in new ways as the transit agency deals with fallout from its SafeTrack repair program.

December 11, 2016 - WAMU

Uber Driver

Uber's Bid for the Suburbs

The train ride from Summit, New Jersey to Penn Station takes 45 minutes. The real problem: getting to the train. By subsidizing Uber rides to and from the local station, the town hopes to avoid building another expensive parking lot.

October 19, 2016 - BuzzFeed News

Car Share

Good News on Car Sharing

Car sharing networks that allow the vehicle to be returned to any location were found to have the impact of removing seven cars for each rented car in San Diego in a three-year study released July 19.

July 27, 2016 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Bike Commuter

One Solution to the Last-Mile Problem: 'Park-and-Pedals'

For a year, Boston has been developing a new kind of park-and-ride system: park-and-pedal. One commentator evaluates the idea as a nice halfway point between the first-mile and the last-mile.

July 8, 2016 - Greater Greater Washington

Charlotte Lynx

Are Ride-Hailing Services Complementing or Competing with Rail Transit?

A news report on Charlotte's Lynx Blue Line looks at whether ride-hailing services are complementing rail transit by providing vital first mile-last mile service or whether customers are forgoing the transit trip entirely. Ridership has been falling.

June 13, 2016 - The Charlotte Observer

Bikeshare Pitched as First-Mile, Last-Mile Solution in Los Angeles

Although the city of Los Angeles is well behind on the trend of adding a bikeshare of any variety, planners hope a recently proposed system will achieve more than the sum of its parts.

July 8, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

Now Available on DART's Mobile Ticketing App: Uber

Transit planners who see transportation network companies as a potential benefit to public transit will want to pay attention to Uber's new partnership in Dallas.

April 16, 2015 - Mass Transit

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