Think Uber and Lyft Are Killing Transit? Think Again

Lyft and Uber are not replacing public transit — nor should they.

These are the findings of a new report by the Shared-Use Mobility Center, an imprint of the Transit Cooperative Research Program at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

The study partnered with a transportation network company (TNC) — as Uber and Lyft are known — to gain insight into rider habits, as well as pick-up and drop-off destinations for several U.S. cities. The study, known as Who’s Riding TNCs and What Does It Mean for Public Agencies?, did not disclose which TNC it partnered with.