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(October 19, 2015) – Today, the Portland Bureau of Transportation released the summary report analyzing data gathered during the first four months of Portland’s Private for-Hire Transportation (PFHT) Innovation Pilot Program. Based on a sample size of over a million rides given by both taxis and transportation network companies (TNCs) between May 1st and August 31st, the report presents a detailed picture of Portland’s rapidly evolving PFHT market. Data analyzed include trip dates and times, origin and destination information, customer wait times, trip durations, and wheelchair accessible service availability.
The report’s key finding include:
“Good data is critical to create a private for-hire market that is fair and competitive and that provides all Portlanders with safe and convenient service,” said Transportation Director Leah Treat. “This study provides key insights that policy makers, community stakeholders and the taxi and TNC companies will need as they move forward with new regulations.”
The City’s PFHT Innovation Pilot Program launched on April 24, 2015. The program created new regulations for taxis and allowed TNCs to operate legally in Portland. Both taxi companies and TNCs were required to report aggregated, anonymized ridership data for analysis by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Read the full report at the Bureau of Transportation’s Private for-Hire web site: http://bit.ly/1NQFE7k
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation