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The Uber Experiment

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A fascinating experiment here: replace public transit bus system with Uber! Yes, if you cannot control the cost and you are not getting value, private companies can try. Of course, that is for cities with public transit system to start with.

A town in Ontario, Canada handed responsibility for its public transit system over to Uber, looking to avoid the cost of a bus system. The town set up a system where residents can book low-cost rides between "hubs"—libraries and recreation centers, for example—and it says the program has been a massive success. But the more popular the program has become, the more the town has paid, and the cost now exceeds what creating a bus program would have cost in the first place