NYC Transit Reps Mad Uber Is Sharing Ride Data With Boston
This is the first time Uber has shared so much of its ride information with a municipality.By Evan Thomas | January 14, 2015
Uber might not be playing ball in New York, but the company has started sharing its ride data with the city of Boston. It’s the first time it’s ever opened up to a city this way.
Uber is sharing general, anonymous info for rides that start or end in the city, including their times, durations and locations derived from zip codes. The hope is it will help cut down on traffic snarls and inform the city’s traffic policy.
This is the same company New York City cracked down on just a week ago. Officials suspended all but one of Uber’s dispatch bases when the company refused to share ride information with the NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, or TLC. (Video via Fox Business)