VANPOOL RESEARCH: STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEW
A wide dichotomy of viewpoints currently exist regarding the growth of employer-based, third-party, and owner-operator vanpool programs. The purpose of the report is to identify existing vanpool research activities of Federal, state, and local governments, private organizations, and universities; to assess the current state of knowledge, based on this research, of vanpool operating characteristics, institutional issues, and ridership; to determine areas where additional vanpool research may be needed; and to provide guidance in future vanpool-related demonstration projects. The authors state that although the assessment of vanpooling that emerges from both a review of available material and discussions with those active in the field is mixed, an examination of available vanpool information indicates a lack of reliable and objective evaluation data on the relative costs and effectiveness of different vanpooling arrangements. The study implies that the success of vanpool programs should be evaluated over a three- to five-year period. The proposed research needs herein are oriented to those individuals attempting to operate vanpool programs by increasing the current state of knowledge of vanpooling as a travel mode, by developing improved operational techniques in support of program management, and by relating vanpooling to other urban area transportation activities.
Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA USA 02140
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Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Suhrbier, J H
- Wagner, F A
- Publication Date: 1979-4
- Pagination: 117 p.
- TRT Terms: Demonstration projects; Evaluation; Federal government; Level of service; Local government; Operations; Policy; Project management; Research; Reviews; Ridership; State government; State of the art studies; Transportation; Transportation planning; Travel; Universities and colleges; Urban areas; Urban transportation; Vanpools
- Uncontrolled Terms: Services
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies; Transportation research
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Education and Training; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Research; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00305753
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-79-5Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1405
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM