HIGHWAY'S POTENTIAL THROUGH CARPOOLING

A cross-section of successful programs are reviewed ranging from public and private carpool programs to commuter bus operations, and the basic ingredient required by all carpool and buspool programs is identified as the matching of commuters sharing common Time-Origin Destination (TOD) needs into potential carpools or buspools. Other facets of a comprehensive carpool service are public information on the benefits of carpools and buspools, incentives for parking priorities, priority lanes, and continuing programs to provide carpool locator assistance. The data processing phase closes the information gap now existing between the potential ride sharers by making TOD information readily available. A computer program based on a grid system and developed by the FHWA is outlined. The public information phase which is a critical portion of a carpool program must stress the factors of time, cost, convenience and environment. The review of carpool matching programs for employee concentrations is specific residential areas, could provide valuable information to bus companies or citizen groups for establishing buspool routes. Implementation of these programs requires relatively short lead time and are low in cost as they essentially utilize existing facilities more effectively.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 29-38

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin No. 40 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1981 12:00AM