Thursday, June 11, 2015

Options for Simplifying the Commute -

Also see Tipping Point in Transit (NYT)

"Ride-hailing and alternative taxi services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have been joined by a raft of newcomers. Split, a ride-booking service, and Bridj, a “pop-up” microbus system, both started recently in the District of Columbia. And smartphone apps like RideScout, Urban Engines and Citymapper try to make it possible to blend disparate transportation systems.

“The ubiquity of smartphones is creating new transportation ecosystems that can scale,” said Steve Raney, a transportation planner at Cities21, a consultancy based here. “When it arrives, a two-car suburban family can sell one of them and rely on a smartphone for travel, and an urban millennial will never have to buy a car.”"
Options for Simplifying the Commute -
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