Taxis vs. Ridesourcing Companies: Carsharing Market Overview, Analysis and Trends

This UC-Berkeley study compares the roles of taxis and ridesourcing companies in urban transportation, and asks whether ride-sourcing complements or competes with public transit and the impact on VMT.

Among the findings:

  • Ridesourcing wait times are markedly shorter and more consistent than the wait for taxis

  • Ridesourcing users tend to be younger, to own fewer cars, and to more often travel with companions

The conclusion? Ridesourcing fills an important urban mobility gap.

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