Friday, August 19, 2016

"Bay Area transit system to subsidize Uber, Lyft rides"

Passengers ordering Uber or Lyft car trips within two test areas of Dublin [California] will be eligible to get door-to-destination service at a big discount under a partnership between the ride-hailing companies and the Wheels public bus system in Dublin, Alameda and Pleasanton.

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, which operates Wheels, said the one-year pilot project could help pave the way for changes in how public transit agencies in the United States serve suburban areas hampered by far-flung bus routes, few riders and little money from fares.