Partners in Transit: A Review of Partnerships Between Transportation Network Companies and Public Agencies in the United States

Municipal governments, metropolitan planning organizations, and transit agencies around the country are embracing the idea that greater synergy between transportation network companies (TNCs) and transit services can enhance mobility. Several dozen public bodies have forged partnerships that leverage the potential for transit operators and TNCs – predominately Lyft and Uber – to work together to resolve transportation challenges. This report summarizes the status of twenty-nine partnerships between TNCs and public bodies around the United States designed to improve mobility, twenty-two of which are currently active. The analysis focuses entirely on initiatives that involve (or have involved) ridesharing services and excludes partnerships with microtransit operators such as Chariot and Via Mobility Services, which tend to operate larger vehicles. For each partnership observed, the research team evaluated: (1) when the programs were active; (2) whether they have been modified since their inception; (3) how the programs were financially structured; and (4) audits of program performance made publicly available.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01692679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 2019 9:45AM