Monthly Archives: July 2017
Uber vs. Mass Transit
Great article about how a Canadian town wanted a mass transit system and hired Uber: “This week, [Innisfil] inaugurated a pilot program for what Uber says is its first full ridesharing-transit partnership, providing subsidized transportation for the town’s 36,000 people. ‘It’s a better value for money than a traditional transit system.'”
I continue to be fascinated why cities are spending billions and billions on literally 19th-century fixed-rail systems when much more flexible and cost effective approaches to mass transit are available.