Uber has published a paper, “Transit Horizons Towards a New Model of Public Transportation,” that outlines where the company sees transit’s future. The paper’s authors, Ivan Mihov, head of strategy and planning for Uber Transit, Chris Pangilinan, senior public policy manager focused on public transit and David Reich, head of Uber Transit, state at the end of the paper that the company is “unwaveringly optimistic about the future for public transportation.” The authors note the expected slow return of ridership and the paper offers ways Uber believes its services can help deliver on that return.
The company sees five overall themes emerging over the next decade:
The rise of agencies as mobility managers;
Introduction of expanded transportation modes;
Increasing focus on variable cost supply;
Ongoing network redesign; and
A connected and integrated transport network.