Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Lyft or Uber are growing in popularity worldwide, providing a mobility option similar to mass transit-like services that were previously nonexistent, particularly with door-to-door services. Ride sharing between individuals is also possible, enabled by GPS technology and apps.
Goals and Objectives
Relatively inexpensive and reliable transportation services with short wait times for passengers usually for intracity trips. Provides new mobility in a space that was lacking public transit-like services.
Mobile apps, mobile payments, routing analysis, and GPS
Use Case Summary
Transportation Network Companies (ride hailing, ride sharing) have transformed mobility in cities, providing on-demand options for personal transit. This has impacted other areas of urban transport from taxis, to mass transit ridership to street congestion. Cities must decide on policy and planning approaches to adapt to the growing use of TNCs.