SEPTA & Uber Team Up to Increase Suburban Rail Access - NBC 10 Philadelphia

SEPTA & Uber Team Up to Increase Suburban Rail Access

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    SEPTA and Uber are teaming up to make getting to suburban regional rail stops easier. The program is aiming to increase the amount of riders on public transportation. (Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016)

    SEPTA is unveiling a new partnership on Wednesday in hopes to get more people using the rail system in the Philadelphia suburbs and it might surprise people which entity the transit agency is now calling a partner.

    SEPTA is teaming up with popular ride-share company Uber to hopefully increase the amount of riders on the Jenkintown-Wyncote Station this upcoming summer. The partnership is the result of research SEPTA is conducting on how ride-sharing companies are affecting public transportation. 

    A study by the American Public Transportation Association found that more than 20 percent of riders use a ride-sharing app to connect to public transportation already. SEPTA is hoping the partnership with Uber will increase suburban riders access to Regional Rail.

    Details about the partnership are set to be released at a noon news conference at the Jenkintown-Wyncote station.