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Uber-style services have a place, but Canada shows why they can’t be a panacea

John Beard, Trapeze Group
13 September 2019
John Beard is account director for mobility technology provider Trapeze Group.
John Beard is account director for mobility technology provider Trapeze Group.

 

Imagine an average UK town or region planning its public transport strategy. You’d expect to see buses at the core of the approach, with routes delivered according to their commercial viability and the typical requirements of passengers. What you wouldn’t expect to see is the local authority handing over its entire public transport responsibilities to Uber.

But this isn’t as outlandish as it sounds. It has recently happened in the town of Innisfil in Ontario, Canada, which...

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