Next CRT Quarterly Meeting

Transit, Lyft and Uber: a Shared Mobility System?


Rob Jones, Planner, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Dustin Earle, Transit Partnerships Manager, Lyft
Dan Leonard, Senior Director of Economic Development, Buffalo-Niagara Partnership

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Location: United Way, 742 Delaware Ave., Buffalo
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Can ride hailing services like Lyft and Uber combine with transit to improve regional mobility? What has been the experience across the US? What expectations should we have as the new ride hailing service takes root in Buffalo-Niagara? Join us for a discussion by our panel of experts.

When ridesharing became legal in Upstate New York this past summer, many Western New Yorkers were relieved to finally have access to the popular transportation option available in cities across the U.S. But many public transit advocates still wonder what this new reality means for the future of expanded and improved public transit in our community. Do ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber fill an important niche, or do they detract from the environmental and economic justice goals of local transit? Are ridesharing and public transit inherently at odds, or is there the possibility for synergism and coordination between the two?

This quarterly meeting features short presentations and a Q&A session to address the above considerations.