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First-of-its-kind Report examines Lyft and Uber ride data

Respected transportation consultancy Fehr & Peers recently released a study analyzing Lyft and Uber ride data to determine the companies’ combined contribution to vehicle miles traveled (VMT), a standard metric for overall vehicle activity in a region. This is the first report to use the companies’ own trip data as well as information from the Federal Highway Administration, state Departments of Transportation, and regional Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Fehr & Peers found that over 97% of total VMT comes from personal and commercial vehicles for the six metropolitan regions studied: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC.