Uber Data Sharing Agreement, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
5 minutes Date Enacted: Jan 12, 2015 Dates given are approximate.
Uber has entered an agreement to share data with the City of Boston as of January 12th, 2015. Uber will provide anonymous pick-up and drop-off location of each Uber trip by zip code tabulation area (ZCTA) and neighborhood that originates and/or ends in the City. The data will also include date and approximate time stamp as well as the duration of each trip.
Quarterly data reports showing the duration and general location of its trips that would be anonymized Zip Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA). The agreement specified that data reports would include:
Date and time for the beginning of a trip
ZCTAs in which trip began and ended
Distance traveled during trip, in miles
Duration of trip, in seconds
Technical support to interpret and utilize the data
While this agreement is now several years old it is important because it offers a platform to continue the conversation around data sharing. And, for reference, the Boston Data Uber Agreement can be downloadedhere.
The agreement was originally signed for 1 year commitment.