Private Transit

New York City

Ride-Hailing Prices Skyrocket as the U.S. Emerges From the Pandemic

A shortage of drivers and spiking demand are driving Uber and Lyft prices higher than ever as the companies struggle to achieve profitability.

June 15, 2021 - Curbed

Coronavirus and Transportation

The Post-Pandemic Future of Rideshare

With pooled services suspended through the pandemic and research showing most users prefer private rides, will shared rides continue to play a role in urban transportation?

March 24, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Private Bus Operators

Private Bus Line Connecting New Jersey to New York City Shuts Down Due to COVID-19

A reminder of the consequences of the pandemic on transit operations, in this case with an example of a highly used private bus service in New Jersey.

August 12, 2020 -


'Rail Excursions' From L.A. to Las Vegas, $500 a Trip, Planned for Spring

The race to connect Southern California to Las Vegas by private passenger rail continues.

August 4, 2020 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Space X

Chicago-Cleveland Hyperloop Estimated at $29.8 Billion

A feasibility analysis published today estimates costs and benefits for the still-unproven Hyperloop technology, as envisioned for a route connecting Cleveland and Chicago.

December 16, 2019 - The Plain Dealer

Dallas Streetcar

The Great Transit System of Dallas' Past

Dallas' street car lines were extensive before the age of the private car.

March 4, 2019 - D Magazine

On Demand Shuttle Operator to Cease Operations in Nine Cities

San Francisco-based shuttle operator Chariot, acquired by Ford Motor Company in 2016, will end its operations by March in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, New York, Columbus, Detroit, Denver, and London.

January 12, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

Chariot Gets a New Deal with San Francisco, Data Sharing Included

Ford-owned shuttle provider, Chariot, will be back on the streets in San Francisco after an October shutdown.

April 27, 2018 - TechCrunch

Bus Stop

Hope for Public Transit

No, technology and private industry is not ending the need for public transit, according to Jarrett Walker.

January 28, 2018 - CityLab

Ride Hailing to Replace Former Bus Route

A small public transit company serving the East Bay will be the first in California to conduct a pilot project to use transportation network companies and taxis to service low density areas of Dublin in Alameda County.

August 27, 2016 - KQED News

Uber Car

Uber Creeping Into Transit Territory

One of the great, looming questions of transportation is whether transportation network companies will complement or compete with transit. A recent promotion moves toward the compete end of the spectrum.

July 16, 2016 - The Huffington Post

Small Bus

Op-Ed: Microtransit Shouldn't Replace Public Transit

Halfway between public transit and private cars, new and varying forms of 'microtransit' threaten to out-compete traditional public services. Concerns about equity, inclusion, and employee compensation follow.

May 14, 2015 - Human Transit

Private Transit: An Essential, but Unrecognized, Cog in Many Transportation Networks

All too often when we think of 'transportation,' especially transit, our thoughts are overtaken by visions of public transit. Yet, private transit also plays a key role.

September 18, 2012 - Urban Land Magazine

Teenager Helps Save Queens-Manhattan Express Bus Route

A Queens 16-year-old teamed up with a Brooklyn entrepreneur to save the route after turned down by state legislators. The route was among three dozen others eliminated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as austerity measures on June 26.

July 6, 2010 - New York Daily News

Illegal NYC Commuter Vans Could Become Legitimate

Private transit in the form of livery vans are now sanctioned as part of a year long pilot pushed by Mayor Bloomberg that will compete with public bus and taxi for areas not well-served by the city's extensive, but hard-hit transit network.

June 28, 2010 - The New York Times - N.Y. / Region

Las Vegas Monorail Bankruptcy: An Omen For Private Transit?

Railway Age advances the notion that private transit is simply not feasible in the U.S. due to economic fluctuations, as shown by the declaration of bankruptcy of the not-for-profit Las Vegas Monorail Company.

January 18, 2010 - RailwayAge

Senior Planner

City of Kissimmee - Development Services

Planner II

City of Kissimmee - Development Services

Senior Travel Demand Modeler

Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

News from HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on PD&R Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

"Rethinking Commuter Rail" podcast & Intercity Bus E-News

Chaddick Institute at DePaul University

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