Webinar: Ridehailing and Public Transit Partnerships
DATE: October 28, 2020
TIME: 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
EVENT OVERVIEW: This webinar draws on three interrelated studies exploring how ridehailing and other shared-use mobility services are impacting transportation planning and public transit agencies. Researchers will focus on factors that enable or inhibit the formation of partnerships between transit agencies and ridehailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. They will discuss support for partnerships from within the agency and from the public, the nuances of rules and regulations, and the role of policy champions in the implementation of these partnerships. Related work detailing the views of transportation planners on ridehailing and the role of partnerships as a potential means to achieve beneficial outcomes as these services become more prevalent will also be presented. In addition, a case study based on survey data collected from residents about the planned launch of a partnership involving shared-use mobility options to access regional rail will provide a deeper look into these partnerships.