Virtual Parking for Commuters; Partnership with Uber, Summit, New Jersey, 2016
5 minutes Date Launched: Oct 3, 2016 Date Ended: Apr 3, 2017 Dates given are approximate.
The City of Summit, New Jersey has partnered with Uber to subsidize rides to and from the commuter rail station that connects Summit to nearby New York City. The pilot project was developed as an alternative to building a new parking lot, aimed at easing the congestion and parking difficulties commuters face at the rail station. The program will provide flat $2 rides for commuters traveling to and from the rail station, with the City of Summit paying the difference between the $2 fare and the actual rate charged by Uber. The total of $4 that commuters will pay to travel to and from the station is the equivalent of what a daily parking pass currently costs at the station.