“To help close the gap between public transit and your doorstep, we’re teaming up with Amtrak,” announced Lyft, Uber’s largest competitor, earlier this month. The partnership will allow Americans to ditch their cars and let the sharing economy deliver them seamlessly to and from the train station. Compelling, right? For urban policymakers, maybe not. Public-private partnerships (we can debate whether Amtrak is public or private later, rail nerds) seek to solve the first/last mile ...
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