Eno Center: Los Angeles: Evaluation of the Use and Performance of the MOD PilotDate Published: May 26, 2022
Can subsidized ridehailing increase access to public transit, especially for people who are economically or socially disadvantaged? Almost since ridehailing’s—also known as transportation network companies (TNCs)—advent, observers have expressed both concern and optimism about its implications for transit ridership. In offering auto-like access to people without cars, ridehailing could conceivably reduce transit use. Yet ridehailing could also make transit more accessible to current or potential riders. A ridehail trip could, for example, eliminate long, unpleasant, or unsafe walks to transit stations, which might otherwise deter transit use. One question, therefore, is whether such advantages actually accrue: do people use ridehailing to go to transit stops?