Junfeng Jiao, Juan Miró, and Nicole McGrath

Junfeng Jiao is an assistant professor of community and regional planning, and director of the Urban Information Lab at the University of Texas at Austin.

Juan Miró is the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Urban Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Nicole McGrath is a M.S. candidate in community and regional planning at the University of Texas at Austin.

Passengers are pictured on the Washington, D.C. metro system.

What Public Transit Can Learn From Uber and Lyft

Millions of Americans rely on public transit to get to school, work or stores, but many can't get the service they need. “Uberizing” transit by offering more options on demand could fill the gaps.