REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - An Uber app is seen on an iPhone in Beverly Hills, California, December 19, 2013.

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How Lyft and Uber can improve transit agency budgets

March 8, 2016, Joseph Kane, Adie Tomer and Robert Puentes

The emergence of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft seems to pose a direct challenge to the nation’s overburdened and underfunded transit agencies, potentially siphoning off patrons most able to pay full fare. Yet, amid competition, there exists a real opportunity for collaboration in providing mobility to the agencies’ neediest customers.

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