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1.    New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC)

The NYC TLC provides trip records for yellow taxis, green taxis, for-hire vehicles (such as Uber and Lyft) from 2009-present. Green taxi data available from roll-out date in August, 2013, while FHV data begins in 2015, a few years after introduction to the city.

As used in: Buchholz, Nicholas. “Spatial Equilibrium, Search Frictions and Dynamic Efficiency in the Taxi Industry.”

Similar data exist for many other U.S. cities, over different time periods, for example: 

 

2.  Uber Entry Dates 

Uber entry dates for U.S. and Canada through 2018, collected from Uber’s newsroom as well as local news sources. 

Data provided by Jonathan D. Hall    

As used in: Hall, Jonathan D., Craig Palsson, and Joseph Price. “Is Uber a substitute or complement for public transit?” Journal of Urban Economics, 2018. 108: 36-50. 

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