The Montreal-based app Transit is based on an unorthodox assumption: trip planning limited to directions from Point A to Point B doesn’t actually fit the needs of most riders, who travel the same route every day. “[The idea] we started with at Transit was to give the information of the next bus at the stop [where […]
Yesterday, analyst Bruce Schaller published a groundbreaking report on the effect of Uber and other ride-hailing services on New York City streets and traffic. Schaller relied on copious trip data from ride-hailing companies to produce the report. But that same data, would not be obtainable under the disclosure provisions in Governor Cuomo's statewide "Uber" bill.