Study: Uber and Lyft Trips Cost the Planet More Than Trips in Personal Vehicles
The cost of 'deadheading'–the time ride-hailing drivers spend looking for fares–offsets any environmental benefits created by the industry, despite early claims that the apps would reduce congestion and air pollution.
Poor Returns for L.A.'s Transit on Demand Pilot
Similar to microtransit on demand programs in other cities, Los Angeles' ongoing experiment is proving to be very expensive (for the public) for the benefit of very few riders.
Life With Kids and No Car—How Is It Done?
CityLab asked readers in carless households with kids about how they get around and the challenges they face.
Uber Partners With Transit in Denver
Uber is making it easier for travelers to access transit by offering the option to purchase tickets through its app.
When Rideshare Serves as Transit, Success Brings Risks
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to use Uber instead of starting bus service. The program took off but so have the costs, and now cutbacks need to be made.
L.A. Metro Jumps Into the Ridesharing Business
The Los Angeles County metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the launch of a one-year pilot program for on demand ridesharing, otherwise known as microtransit.
Uber Wants to Make Urban Mobility More Sustainable
Uber plans to support sustainable mobility by funding advocacy efforts, sharing data, and offering bike-share service.
In Las Vegas, Ridesharing and Transit Complement and Compete
A look at transportation trends in Las Vegas suggests a surprising relationship between ridesharing and transit.
AAA Study: Auto Ownership More Cost-Effective Than Ride-Hailing
Even after factoring in insurance, parking, depreciation, fuel, repair, maintenance and licensing, urban dwellers would pay half the costs to travel, on average, nearly 11,000 miles annually in their own new car rather than relying on ride-hailing.
Study Finds UberPOOL Adds to City Traffic by Competing with the Subway
Past studies have shown how ride hailing services have added to congestion. A new study by Bruce Schaller suggests that even ride shares add to traffic, because they pull riders off of more efficient transit options like public transit.
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