For my semester long project, I decided to investigate the rise in the use of ride share or transportation applications such as Uber, Via and Lyft. As a college student in the twenty first century, apps like these have changed the way I navigate my life. As a native New Yorker, I don’t know how to drive and don’t have a car; as a result of these two factors, I rely on walking or ride share applications to navigate throughout the city. I feel that my experience using applications like these for several years, as well as the safety concerns often brought up with these applications, will make for a dynamic and interesting final project. I also would like to examine how ride share compares to public transportation in different cities throughout the world.