This paper describes and evaluates a government program whose purpose is to obtain knowledge about and demonstrate the practicality of car pooling as a means of conserving fuel, improving air quality, and reducting transportation costs by better use of vehicles and existing transportation facilities. The program accomplishes this purpose by promoting the voluntary formation of car pools. The paper also addresses (a) the public benefits that result from car-pool matching projects, (b) the dollar benefits to participants in such projects, and (c) the costs to provide the benefits. Many insights into the conditions, practices, and natures of participants that lead to successful car-pooling efforts are furnished, and a conclusion is reached that a cost-benefit ratio of 14.7:1 can be achieved. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 38-42
  • Monograph Title: Innovations in Transportation System Planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025982
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM