Study: Innovative transportation services favor some, hamper others

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Study: Innovative transportation services favor some, hamper others

By Neal Augenstein December 11, 2015

WASHINGTON — The explosion of alternative transportation services — including car sharing, bike sharing and transportation network companies including Uber and Lyft — tend to benefit some users, and make it more difficult for others, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

In its study, “Between Public and Private Mobility: Examining the Rise of Technology-Enabled Transportation Services,” the group says regulation of the services often varies greatly across geographic areas, and lacks consistent policies that encourage competition between new and traditional transportation, such as taxis.

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