Uber and Lyft’s Effects on Gasoline Consumption and Emissions

Transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft affect the operation of the transport system, but they also have implications on the environment and energy consumption. What are the effects of transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft on travel behavior and the transportation system? And what are the implications for energy consumption and emissions? This research takes a look at the Philadelphia region.

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This study finds that consumers are more inclined to use ride-hail over public transport and seem unaware of or unconcerned about the environmental impact.

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Xiaoxia “Summer” Dong

Doctoral Student
Xiaoxia “Summer” Dong is a Ph.D. student in city and regional planning in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.