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  • transportation network provider

Transportation Network Providers - Drivers

Transportation Network Providers - Drivers

All drivers reported by Transportation Network Providers (sometimes called rideshare companies) to the City of Chicago as part of the licensing process and routine reporting required by ordinance. Inclusion of a driver in a monthly report indicates that the driver was eligible for trips in Chicago in that month for at least one day, regardless of whether he or she actually provided any rides. If a driver is eligible in multiple months, which is common, he or she will have records in each of these reporting months.

As of the creation of this dataset, there have been four TNPs licensed to operate in Chicago, although never more than three at any given time and currently three. Drivers reported by more than one company in the same month are combined and the MULTIPLE_TNPS column is marked as TRUE. However, the matching process is imperfect so not all such drivers are necessarily identified. Similarly, matching between the licensing and routine reporting databases is imperfect, creating potential for occasional errors.

The reporting is done on a monthly basis, as indicated in the MONTH_REPORTED column. However, starting in 2018, the reports are batched and files for all three months in a quarter are delivered to the City of Chicago at the end of each quarter. Due to an issue in this transition, some vehicle records for Q2 2018 (April-June) were reported for the quarter as a whole, rather than for individual months. For purposes of this dataset, those records have been assigned to 2018-06 (June). Therefore, some caution in interpreting this month and the quarter as a whole is advised.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
CITYcitycityTextThe driver's city of residence.
STATEstatestateTextThe state of the driver's driver's license.
ZIPzipzipTextThe driver's ZIP Code of residence.
NUMBER_OF_TRIPSnumber_of_tripsnumber_of_tripsNumberNumber of trips provided in this month. Due to the complexities of matching, errors are possible in both directions. Values over 999 are converted to null as suspected error values that interfere with easy data visualization.
MONTH_REPORTEDmonth_reportedmonth_reportedTextThe month in which the driver was reported. If a driver is reported in multiple months, which is common, he or she will have multiple records -- one for each month.
DRIVER_START_MONTHdriver_start_monthdriver_start_monthTextThe month in which the driver was reported to have started. If different companies reported different dates, the earliest one is used.
MULTIPLE_TNPSmultiple_tnpsmultiple_tnpsCheckboxWhether the driver was reported by multiple TNPs in this month. Matching is imperfect so some driver records that should have been combined may be separate.

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