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Metro CEO considers Uber-like service

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) may launch a micro-transit service, according to a radio interview with CEO Phil Washington.

“We are looking at creating our own Uber-like service using our vehicles, smaller vehicles,” Washington said on AirTalk. “We’re calling this micro-transit.” He added, “This is something that is needed to address the first- and last-mile issue.”

The curb-to-curb service would use Metro’s drivers but partner with a private company for reservations support.

Metro has not finalized pricing details, but the agency hopes to launch the service soon. Link to full story in KPCC.

Photo credit: Alan Weeks for Metro Library and Archive/Flicker (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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