Personal Note: When I used to commute to work via a commuter rail line, I chose to own a car even tho it was more costly than to take cabs. The issue with cabs were:
1) not on demand - They would only pick me up in the morning after I called. They would not be at my place of residence every morning at the same time to take me to the train station.
2) They did not believe in single ridership. As much as possible, they would try to have as many paying customers as possible in the car. So instead of a 5-minute ride to or from the station, I could be in the cab for a half hour or more.
I can't wait for the day to be a shared owner of a self-driving electric car. In the morning it would pick me up and drive me to my destination. It would park at a spot with a wireless charging station and leave for its next use when needed and repeat the process throughout the day and be back to pick me up when I needed to be driven home. That is a very feasible near-term future.
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