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App-based ride services ‘fuel traffic and cut transit trips’

TRAFFIC

Andrew Forster
13 April 2017

 

Uber and other app-based ride services have led to a big increase in road traffic in New York and appear to be attracting passengers away from public transport and taxis, according to a new report.  

The analysis by Bruce Schaller, of Schaller Consulting, says that Uber and other app-based ride services – he describes them as transportation network companies (TNCs) – caused a net increase of 600 million vehicle miles over three years. 

His report conveys a strikingly...

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