Uber might want to replace your car, but it's not ready to replace Los Angeles County's buses and trains. At least, not yet.
The ride-hailing company, which connects riders with drivers via a mobile app, said on Thursday it sees itself as complementary to the area's existing public transportation infrastructure, helping close "gaps" in people's commute by getting them to and from public transportation hubs.
To gauge how commuters were using the service, the company used its own internal data to look at trips that started or ended within a quarter mile of a
Uber's findings are based on its own research; it did not collaborate with the county transit officials in Los Angeles County.