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  • commented 2016-12-29 11:56:12 -0500
    INTERVIEW REQUEST – I’m a reporter with IEEE Spectrum in New York.

    A study coming out in PNAS on Monday (embargo’d until 3pm EST Monday) suggests that real-time, high-capacity ride sharing services could improve urban transportation—in particular, 2,000 10-passenger vehicles or 3,000 four-passenger vehicles could fulfill 98% of Manhattan taxi services with a mean waiting time of 2.8 minutes and a mean trip delay of 3.5 minutes using less than a quarter of the number of vehicles in use as New York City taxies.

    Would somebody in the organization be available to comment or share any thoughts? (Ride-sharing services could be things like Uber, Lyft, etc.) — the data analyzed was for New York (not the DC-metro-area) but I’m wondering if it could have any crossover.

    Let me know,