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Ridesharing and the Use of Public Transportation Research-in-Progress

  title={Ridesharing and the Use of Public Transportation Research-in-Progress},
  author={Katherine Hoffmann},
  • Katherine Hoffmann
  • Published 2016
  • Business
  • We investigate the effects of mobile-sourced ridesharing via platforms like Uber, Lyft, and Didi Chuxing on the use of public transit systems. Our study uses trip-level data about Uber usage in New York City, turnstile data about subway usage, and trip-level data about taxicab and shared bike usage. We find that on the surface, ridesharing and subway usage are positively correlated. Exploiting a series of exogenous shocks to the system – the closing of subway stations – to better isolate… CONTINUE READING

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