Uber Data Sharing Agreement, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015

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  • 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 downloaded here.

The agreement was originally signed for 1 year commitment.

Contributed through a partnership between the Shared-Use Mobility CenterITS America and the Federal Transit Administration’s Mobility on Demand Program.

Updated March 2017

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