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.

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