In the study of pre-COVID Chicago, “Not Minding the Gap: Does Ride-Hailing Serve Transit Deserts?” (published January 2021), PPPM Assistant Professor Anne Brown and co-author Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis Jesus M. Barajas found that ride-hailing did not fill gaps in the city’s transit services.
The study was featured in a Bloomberg CityLab article on Uber and its effects on public transit.
“Uber and Lyft have high demand where there is a lot of activity—it’s where restaurants and movies are. That’s often downtown, … not in the ‘transit deserts’ found in more distant neighborhoods,” Brown told the publication.
Read more in the article “Can Uber Help Save Public Transit?”