In Brief

The ride sharing platforms have pioneered programs in the US to rethink the last mile of transit

Uber and Lyft, the two leading car hailing services in the US, are working with cities to replace buses to solve the last mile problem in public transportation.

The car hailing service, Uber especially, and government love story follows a pattern. First, the service begins with a small number of users in an area. Then, they get too popular for urban planners to just shrug off which triggers a variety of responses: a ban, heavy regulations, fixed limits, a warm welcome even. Now, a new chapter to this story is unfolding. In several US neighborhoods, the government and car hailing services are now working hand in hand.

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