Posts Tagged: Uber

Mischa Young on the true cost of ridesharing

Dr. Mischa Young presented “The true cost of sharing: A detour penalty analysis between UberPool and UberX trips in Toronto” as part of the School of Cities Urban Leadership Fellowship and Academy Virtual Research Festival, Session 3, on September 25.…

More case studies of microtransit needed, says Miller

UTTRI Director Professor Eric Miller is quoted in the Toronto Star article “Should the city subsidize your Uber? What’s behind Ontario’s controversial push for private ‘microtransit.’” Transit agencies such as the TTC  face severe budget shortfalls this year due to…

Coronavirus and the City: Mobility

This is the third piece in the series Coronavirus and the City: One Question, an initiative of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto. Each week, we ask urban leaders representing academia, government, industry, community, and civil society for their responses to a…

Siemiatycki on ride-hailing in Vancouver

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki is the expert voice in the January 24 article “Uber, Lyft given green-light in Metro Vancouver, but is that a good thing?” posted online by Vancouver (NEWS 1130). Uber and Lyft began operating in…

Raphael Dumas explains impacts of vehicle-for-hire

Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies have been changing marketplaces in cities all over the world. The City of Toronto’s Big Data Innovation Team is examining the impacts of private transportation companies in Toronto. Raphael Dumas, Project Lead of the…

Hall: How is ride-hailing changing cities?

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Jonathan Hall received SSHRC Insight funding of $85k for his proposal “Ride hailing, public transit, and consumer welfare” for a period of two years. The objective of the research project is to explore how the rise…

Future of Urban Mobility seminar with Hall, Baum-Snow

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Jonathan Hall and Rotman’s Professor Nate Baum-Snow spoke at the June 27 seminar in the Cities By Design: The Future of Urban Mobility series, part of the Urban Challenge Project Seminars presented by the School of Cities…

Future of Urban Mobility seminar with Hess, Brail

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Paul Hess and Professor Shauna Brail spoke at the June 13 seminar in the Cities By Design: The Future of Urban Mobility series, part of the Urban Challenge Project Seminars presented by the School of Cities in…

Addressing suburban commuting and congestion: Siemiatycki

UTTRI associated faculty and Interim Director, School of Cities, Professor Matti Siemiatycki was interviewed on CTV television program “Your Morning” February 22, 2019 in “How suburban areas are dealing with the lack of transportation options.” He talked about improving the…

Gregory Erhardt guest speaker on UT-ITE Seminar Series

Dr. Gregory Erhardt, Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at University of Kentucky, presented his ongoing research on measuring the effects of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, on the transportation system. Do TNCs increase or…

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