Media Advisory

 3/11/2016

Contact:

Mantill Williams
202-496-4869
mwilliams@apta.com

Virginia Miller
202-496-4816
vmiller@apta.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, APTA’s Legislative Conference 
12:30 – 1:30 pm., J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC  
To Participate by Conference call or in-person contact Mantill Williams, 202-496-4869/cell: 202-329-1857 or Virginia Miller (202) 496-4816
 
What:
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Uber and Lyft invite you to an in-person and conference call press briefing that explores how technology is transforming the way people get around cities.  The emergence and growth of ridesourcing services like Uber and Lyft are clear evidence of the impact these services are having on car ownership and public transportation services.   
 
A new first-of-its kind study is being released at the briefing and it looks at use of these services and how they impact urban mobility.  The study uses data from seven cities (Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.). 
 
Who: 
Valarie J. McCall, Chair APTA, Member board of trustees of Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 
Michael Melaniphy, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association
David Plouffe, Chief Advisor and Board Member, Uber
Emily Castor, Director of Transportation, Lyft
Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
 
This briefing will address these questions:
What effect does the availability of ridesourcing services have on car ownership and the use of public transportation?  Are ridesourcing services competing with public transportation and do they serve complementary public needs? Are there opportunities to improve urban mobility through public-private partnerships and collaboration between public transit agencies and ridesourcing providers? 
 
To attend via Conference call or in person contact Mantill Williams at 202-496-4869/cell: 202-329-1857, mwilliams@apta.com or Virginia Miller at (202) 496-4816, vmiller@apta.com​. For those attending in person, lunch will be served at 12 noon. 
 

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