Ridesharing and Personal Vehicles vs Public Transportation Ridesharing Assignment https://www.sfgate.com/business/technology/article/uber-lyft-traffic-congestion-study-boston-sf- 12707264.php
https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a18713376/uber-and-lyft-worsen-traffic/ https://whdh.com/news/studies-are-increasingly-clear-uber-lyft-congest-cities/ Here are shortcuts to the links: https://tinyurl.com/y7zkg6so https://tinyurl.com/y9l57w58 https://tinyurl.com/ybtpn64l Texas cities have like major cities throughout the world seen a rise in Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services. These services have touted themselves as taking cars off the roads, however recent studies suggest that their main competitors are public transportation instead and that the proliferation of ridesharing vehicles contributes to congestion. Describe the dynamics of the transportation market which used to be personal vehicles versus public transportation, with some occasional carpooling and vanpooling, but now has the ridesharing companies as the third player. How does this change the transportation, congestion, environmental, quality of life debates? Write an essay of at least three to four double spaced 12 points New Times Roman font pages, ideally longer, discussing your thoughts on these readings. You do not need to address everything in the articles, rather you get to choose what is the most important. Write about how these trends will affect Rural Texas and the urban-rural divide both culturally, economically, and politically over the next couple of decades. Creativity will be rewarded. You do not need to use outside sources but if you do you must cite them or quote. If you cut and paste text, then quote, do not paraphrase with cut and paste as it tends to not work well and may cause plagiarism allegations. Proper paraphrasing is best done by reading text on one side of your screen and writing on the other one. If you need help ask a librarian. All papers must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date and will be screened by Turnitin. No paper copies will be accepted.