Uber, Lyft, transit agencies see potential for partnerships

Publication: San Francisco Chronicle,

The rapid and relentless rise of Uber and Lyft has decimated the taxi industry in San Francisco and some other cities, leaving many to wonder if the ride-hailing services will roll over public transportation next. It seems a reasonable concern, especially with BART showing ridership declines at its San Francisco and Oakland airport stations — and blaming ride services. Yet transit experts say that they’re not worried and, in fact, envision a future in which public transportation and privately operated ride services collaborate to lure more drivers out of their cars.

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