Wednesday, April 11, 2018

How an isolated city is creating a climate-friendly ride-sharing service

Long before Uber and Lyft, the small, primarily Latino city of Huron, California already had an informal ridesharing service.
It's all clear ahead for an informal ride
sharing service in Huron, California.
Leon: “It’s been happening for as long as I can recall.”

Lifelong resident Rey León says the drivers, known as “Raiteros,” are mostly retired farm workers.

They use their own vehicles to drive carless residents to doctor’s visits and other appointments in Fresno, which is about 50 miles away and hard to reach by bus. León says the Raiteros provide a critical way to connect the town’s low-income residents with the services of the larger city.


Read Eileen Mignoni’s story from Yale Climate Connections - “How an isolated city is creating a climate-friendly ride-sharing service.”

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