Metro CEO: Uber-like ‘Curb-to-Curb’ Service Coming to LA Soon


Metro CEO Phil Washington has said the agency is looking into launching a service that’s similar to Uber, Lyft, and other popular car services used by millions of people.

Washington mentioned the service during his appearance on local radio station KPPC’s AirTalk show.

“We are looking at creating our own Uber-like service using our smaller vehicles, and we’re calling this micro-transit,” he said. “This will be a curb-to-curb type service. We’ll use our own drivers and we’re looking to launch that very, very soon.”

While details such as pricing have yet to be worked out, Washington said Metro’s plan for this service is to utilize smaller vehicles, such as vans. Metro would also partner with a private firm to use the technical data to help Metro be able to make reservations.

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Dale Kranz

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