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Will giving apartment residents $100 for Uber and public transit help them live “car-free”?

At the Bay Area apartment complex Parkmerced, one real estate developer is about to find out. Uber—which is doing its darndest to become a “gap filler” in public transportation—has partnered with the 8,900-apartment development, which will offer a $100 monthly transportation credit to residents who don’t own cars. Residents can apply the credit to Uber, … Continue reading “Will giving apartment residents $100 for Uber and public transit help them live “car-free”?”

At the Bay Area apartment complex Parkmerced, one real estate developer is about to find out. Uber—which is doing its darndest to become a “gap filler” in public transportation—has partnered with the 8,900-apartment development, which will offer a $100 monthly transportation credit to residents who don’t own cars. Residents can apply the credit to Uber, other car-sharing apps, taxis, or public transportation, as long as at least $30 goes to Uber.

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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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