Uber and SEPTA First/Last Mile Pilot Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016
5 minutes Date Launched: May 25, 2016 Date Ended: Sep 5, 2016 Dates given are approximate.
SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) launched a pilot partnership with Uber to provide solutions to the first/last mile and parking-poor problem for suburban residents. SEPTA officials state that it is common to observe their collective 3,950 parking lots filled by 7:30 AM at the stations. Uber rides are discounted by 40% with a maximum of $10 discount per ride for all rides to and or from 11 suburban Regional Rail stations in counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montogomery.
The program was in effect from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Uber also agreed to share data on trip times but due to a non-disclosure agreement, that data will not be shared with the public.