Uber signs deal with Boston to share ride data for public planning

Uber has signed a deal with the city of Boston to share ride data, which it says will provide planners with new information on growth, traffic congestion, public transport provision and greenhouse gas emissions. It’s likely to be the first in a series of collaborations with municipal authorities. The company will share anonymized trip-level data with the city by ZIP Code Tabulation Area, which is the way the US Census graphically represents ZIP codes. The information will include the date and time the trip began, where the trip began and ended, the distance travelled and the duration. Uber says it will…

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