Flexible Carpooling to Transit Stations

Flexible carpooling can be defined as a system whereby morning carpools are formed at designated residential meeting places to travel to designated high-volume destinations. It is characterized by an absence of the trip-by-trip prearrangement found in other carpool formation systems. Flexible carpooling relies on a sufficient number of people arriving at the meeting place seeking rides and a sufficient number of drivers seeking riders. This project investigated and defined a flexible carpooling service to increase carpooling to transit stations. A field operating trial was designed for the Seattle region to test the concept. The report outlines the process followed in choosing the route, in part to clarify the reasons for choosing this route and in part to enable a similar process to be followed for evaluation of other routes in different locations.

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    • This Transit IDEA project was conducted by Trip Convergence Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
  • Authors:
    • Minnett, Paul
  • Publication Date: 2013-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Transit IDEA Project 61
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2013 8:46AM