Uber (Finally) Admits It’s Directly Competing With Public Transportation

Uber has a complicated relationship with public transportation. It’s quite obviously cannibalizing trips from trains and buses from those who prefer and can afford a convenient, private car service. At the same time, the company claims to address the so-called “last mile” problem, or how people get from places outside of walking distance to public transportation. It also says it provides transportation services to so-called transit deserts even though its definition of one tends not to include buses.