Uber both competes with, and complements public transport

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Period6 Aug 2021

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  • TitleUber both competes with, and complements public transport
    Media name/outletTU Delft Stories of Science
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    DescriptionBetween one and two out of five Uber trips have no viable public transport alternative. The share of travelers that choose Uber rather than public transport decreases as travel time competitiveness of public transport increases. Those are two findings in a new working paper on ride hailing services, that is based on comparing Uber and public transport data from six cities in the US and Europe. Scientists of TU Delft have analyzed 3,5 million records of Uber trips and concluded that Uber services are used in both competing and complementary circumstances.
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