Taxicabs and Microtransit

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Taxicabs are a long-standing and critical travel mode in cities throughout the world. Taxicabs offer point-to-point service that can complement other travel modes. Microtransit is a newer adaptation of informal transit or jitney systems that aim to improve public transit service by making services demand-responsive to individual travelers by private and public firms. The growth of smart phones has dramatically restructured these services over the past decade, and while there have been promising developments that will likely affect urban transport in the years ahead, the market for new taxi and microtransit services is not yet clear. Planning and policies for taxicabs are wide ranging. Though taxicabs are a minor mode by usage, taxi services play an important complementary role to transit and other alternatives to auto ownership.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Transportation
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-7
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780081026724
ISBN (Print)9780081026717
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • First mile/last mile
  • Jitneys ;Mobility as a service
  • Microtransit
  • Ridehailing
  • Taxicabs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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