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Uber instead of transit?
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The town of Innisfil decided a few months ago to subsidize Uber rather than implementing a traditional transit service:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/in...-1.4114816

Now, it's a small town, and it's early days yet.  Ridership seems not high for now:
https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/735838...n-transit/

But it's an interesting concept for a small town where conventional transit is too big and expensive.
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#2
(07-17-2017, 02:58 PM)tomh009 Wrote: The town of Innisfil decided a few months ago to subsidize Uber rather than implementing a traditional transit service:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/in...-1.4114816

Now, it's a small town, and it's early days yet.  Ridership seems not high for now:
https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/735838...n-transit/

But it's an interesting concept for a small town where conventional transit is too big and expensive.

There is a local ride-share service (RideCo) that did this with the town of Milton in conjunction with Metrolinx.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-...-1.3111736

Coke
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#3
I think the most telling comment is that one of the groups that they hoped to attract (eg seniors) were unable to interact with Uber due to the lack of the proper tools (eg smartphones). That's going to be a hurdle.

It's also interesting that the town also partnered with the local taxi agency since the Uber drivers did not have accessible cars.
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