Willamette Week had their The great Portland transit race. The race was a group of people had to go from e Willamette Week office in Slabtown to Roadside Attraction, the pleasant patio bar on Southeast 12th Avenue. The participants used Bike cycle t Car2Go, Lyft, a taxi and the bus. The race counted time of travel and cost. Unfortunately private auto was not in the equation.
The winner was Car2Go at 18 Minutes and cost $6.47. the Bike was free at 22 minutes. Lyft 19 minutes costing $11.14.
As for the bottom of the barrel
Taxi 23 minutes costing $17.00 with tip
and Trimet 51 minutes at $2.50
I know firsthand the problem in using public Transit. My wok commute was 1.5 to 2.5 hours for a 30 to 47 drive. As for taxi no wonder why the cab companies are opposed to Uber and Lyft, they want to keep the tradition of high prices and poor service.