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Uber breaks into public sector with California deal

June 17, 2020

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Uber has signed a deal to manage public transport in Marin County, in the San Francisco Bay area, with its software.

Residents in Marin, which has a population of 250,000, will be able to book rides on public minibuses through Uber’s app, which will match riders travelling in the same direction.

Rides will cost $4 per mile, or $3 for those with disabilities or other mobility issues, with the fee going directly to Marin Transit. Uber will not collect a commission,
instead charging the authority a flat monthly rate for the next two years, totalling no more than $80,000 over that period.

While the contract is minor when set against Uber’s quarterly revenues of $3.5bn, it could lay the ground for Uber to sell its software as a service to public transport officials across the world.

David Reich, Uber’s head of transit, said the company was in discussions with...

Read the full article here.

Financial Times

TSRC's Broader, Cohen Earn Spot Awards

June 12, 2020

Congratulations to Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) survey researchers Jacquelyn Broader and Adam Cohen on earning spot Staff Appreciation and Recognition Awards!

Read more about their efforts and achievements here.

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