Most Uber and Lyft trips aren’t bolstering transportation options in transit deserts, but are being taken in majority white and more affluent neighborhoods.
“As the service becomes more quality and more attractive, it is going to mean more and more people will ride transit." It is going to allow Colfax to carry more people than it does today."
It's not a great marketing strategy to charge a premium to use a service, get people used to using that service at level X, and then quietly lower the service quality to level Z.
A new study finds that commuters with access to free public transportation don't drive any less — but they do take more leisure and shopping trips than those who have to pay their own fare, which could help provide local economies with the cash they need to provide a broader range of social services over time.
MBTA budget planners now predict a $584 million budget deficit for the 2022 fiscal year, which starts next summer.
Most ride-hail trips are being taken in majority-white and/or more affluent neighborhoods downtown and on the North and Northwest sides.