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:
- Chicago Taxi Trips (2013-present)
- Chicago Rideshare (2018-present)
- Washington, D.C. Taxi Trips (2015-present)
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.