Publication Date

Spring 2018

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM)



First Advisor

Asha Agrawal

Second Advisor

Hilary Nixon


TNC, Transportation Network Companies, Compliance, Regulation


The recent rise of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) has prompted some public transit agencies to collaborate with them to enhance their mobility options. Agencies around the country in cities like Pinellas Park, Fla., Boston, Mass., Dallas, TX and Livermore, Calif. are using TNCs as a part of their service delivery model to offer paratransit services, first and last mile solutions and general transit. This research focuses on the following questions:

  1. How do public transit agencies adhere to regulatory requirements when implementing TNCs into their service plan?
  2. Have agencies been challenged by any state or federal regulatory agencies on non-compliance by using TNCs?