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Ridesharing Platforms and the Long Tail of Mobility

BY | February 14, 2020

Uber and Lyft are the poster children of digitally-enabled ride-sharing companies. But these intra-urban on-demand services are not the only ones disrupting how people move. Intercity, longer distance travel has…

Uber and Lyft are the poster children of digitally-enabled ride-sharing companies. But these intra-urban on-demand services are not the only ones disrupting how people move. Intercity, longer distance travel has also seen changes due to algorithmic enabling: It’s a different market space where competition is with buses, trains and flights rather than taxis, and where platforms provide access to the long tail of transport supply and demand: more diverse locations and frequency than competitors.

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