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Study: rideshares making traffic worse

Posted at 12:16 PM, Apr 27, 2021

Studies have suggested that rideshares increase traffic jams.

Now researchers are saying they also make traffic jams last longer.

According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a new study found that that rideshares increased congestion by less than 1%.

But researchers found it also made that congestion last 5% longer.

The study looked at the two most popular ridesharing companies: Uber and Lyft.

Researchers point to what they call deadheading miles or miles the cars travel without a passenger.

They believe that is what is having a negative impact on traffic.