State Unveils Data About Ride Hailing App Usage For The First Time

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You knew that people are using ride-hailing services a lot, but now we know it's a lot. There were nearly 65-million trips taken via ride-hailing apps according to numbers being released by the state for the first time.

More than half of them, 35 million,  started in the city of Boston. Almost 100,000 per day in 2017 alone. For comparison, Taxis completed fewer than 6 million trips in Boston last year.


Zeninjor Enwemeka, WBUR Bostonomix reporter. She tweets @Zeninjor.

Chris Dempsey, director of the group Transportation for Massachusetts. He tweets @cdempc.

This segment aired on May 3, 2018.


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