It’s Not Your Granddaughter’s Ride-Hail

According to AARP Public Policy Institute research, more than 100 million Americans do not drive. Yet our transportation systems are still built primarily around individual car ownership. Ride-hailing services, like Lyft, along with public transportation systems are beginning to work together to reimagine how our future transportation infrastructure can improve quality of life for people of every age and background. At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives through the world’s best transportation. The transportation that works best for one …

Tragic Subway Death Highlights Need for Accessible Public Transportation

While navigating a Manhattan subway station with her 1-year-old daughter recently, 22 year-old Malaysia Goodson fell down a flight of stairs. Tragically, the fall was no everyday spill; she ended up dying. Goodson’s death has been met with public outrage over the circumstances that led to this tragedy. Why did this happen, and how might we prevent it in the future? Though Ms. Goodson’s cause of death is still unknown, the tragic incident has shined a light on the accessibility shortcomings facing New York City’s transit system. It also has shined a light on the need for accessible …

Stranded: Bridging the Transportation Gap for Rural Communities

While innovations in transportation tend to be viewed as a trend unique to urban communities and settings, new technologies are now enabling service providers to capitalize on a previously untapped market: rural communities. With a unique set of challenges and opportunities—and enabled by today’s technology—these rural markets allow transportation service providers to rethink the kinds of services they provide, how to scale those services, and how to make them more accessible. That movement toward innovation in rural markets needs to …

Q&A With Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, Michigan

From the 2018 AARP National Livable Communities Conference Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, and Bryan K. Barnett, mayor of Rochester Hills, Michigan, and vice president of the United States Conference of Mayors, discuss several of the key issues being faced by city leaders and how local governments and residents are working together on solutions. Recorded on November 14, 2018 Related Content: Engaging the Community on the Future of Mobility Stay informed! Subscribe to the free, weekly AARP …

Demand-Driven Transportation: How Public and Private Competition Benefits Everyone

Whether traveling to work, a restaurant or coffee shop or even the hospital, consumers have more transportation options than ever before. And as both new and re-formulated technologies fuel the continued expansion of the local transportation market with new services and companies – both public and private – it’s easy to think that now is the best time to be a local commuter. Yet, at the same time, this expanding array of transportation services – ranging from city buses to …

Engaging the Community on the Future of Mobility

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