08/07/2018

 




Master's Transportation

  New study explores transit partnerships with Lyft, Uber

From Metro:

Most transit agencies and transportation network companies (TNCs) play in different sandboxes, managing their operations independently, but a new study released by DePaul University's Chaddick Institute shows that many have found the allure of collaborating too powerful to resist. More than two dozen municipal governments and transit agencies have formed partnerships with TNCs to enhance mobility options.

The study, Partners in Transit: A Review of Partnerships between Transportation Network Companies and Public Agencies, explores 29 partnerships designed to allow transit operators and TNCs (predominately Lyft and Uber) to concentrate on what they do best. "The programs allow transit providers direct resources to serving commuters, and other core strengths, while TNCs fill gaps, offer first/mile last-mile solutions, and improve demand-responsive services,".


Most transit agencies and transportation network companies (TNCs) play in different sandboxes, managing their operations independently, but a new study released by DePaul University's Chaddick Institute shows that many have found the allure of collaborating too powerful to resist. More than two dozen municipal governments and transit agencies have formed partnerships with TNCs to enhance mobility options.

This, as noted by Joe Schwieterman, a DePaul professor and co-author of the report.  This strategy is not without risk, but is backed by research showing ridesharing and transit can complement each other in many situations. The elephant in the room is........   READ MORE >...

 
  Chicago party bus ordinance survey: Share your opinion

From Bus & Motorcoach News:

A recent Chicago Ordinance (often referred to as the "Party Bus Ordinance") has caused quite a stir as it ensnares typical charters along with the actual party buses it was intended to affect. How is your company dealing with this controversial local law, which levies stiff fines for noncompliance? Please take a three question survey to help UMA to frame the issue and understand your concerns.

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A recent Chicago Ordinance (often referred to as the "Party Bus Ordinance") has caused quite a stir as it ensnares typical charters along with the actual party buses it was intended to affect. How is your company dealing with this controversial local law, which levies stiff fines for noncompliance? Please take a three question survey to help UMA to frame the issue and understand your concerns.
 

 
  School Bus Fleet's 2018 Photo Contest
 

School Bus Fleet's 2018 Photo Contest

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