With bus ridership in steady decline, Los Angeles public transit is exploring user-friendly options. One of those options includes a reinvented version of popular ride-sharing services. But unlike Uber or Lyft, Metro’s plan would provide vans instead of cars and pick-ups would include more than one person. To stay competitive, the new public ride-sharing service will likely be less expensive than private ride-sharing solutions but it will have greater customization than current bus routes. The solution stemmed from the results of a survey given to 2000 riders and conducted by Metro.
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