Transportation

Drive decisions with data

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Data from transportation companies offers a direct window into the ride-sharing landscape. Using company data to inform regulatory decisions can help improve the precision of regulatory design and enforcement while also reducing unintended consequences.

Launch pilot programs with data sharing before finalizing regulations

Regulatory pilot programs that include a data sharing component can help the city better understand the situation at hand and the regulations needed to address issues of concern. This approach ensures that regulatory decisions are based on evidence and provides opportunities for course correction before regulations are codified.

Use private-sector data to inform city policy

Cities can design data sharing agreements to support enforcement, municipal planning, and innovation in transportation and mobility. For cities that lack data analytics capabilities, these agreements should include an intermediary entity with the capacity to analyze data and track progress on key goals.