National Ridesharing Demonstration Program: Portland, Oregon Case Study

From November 1979 through October 1981, the Rideshare Project, an agency of the Tri-County Metropolitan District of Oregon, conducted a demonstration of activities designed to promote commuter ridesharing. The demonstration elements comprised: 1) expanded marketing of employer-based ridesharing promotion; 2) promotion of owner-operated vanpools; and 3) analysis of institutional barriers and incentives to ridesharing. These activities were carried out under the Rideshare Project's ongoing work program with supplementary funding from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, under the National Ridesharing Demonstration Program. This case study report evaluates the achievements of the demonstration's rideshare marketing and incentives development activities and the effects of these efforts on employer sponsorship of ridesharing and employee travel behavior. Evaluation is based upon grantee project records and reports, and upon results of a post-demonstration survey of area employers and employees. Special emphasis is placed on the institutional context and experience of the demonstration elements for their transferability to other locales.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    DeLeuw, Cather and Company

    120 Howard Street, P.O. Box 3821
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94119

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Management Research and Transit Service
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gelb, Pat M
    • Donnelly, Robert M
  • Publication Date: 1985-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Glossary; Tables;
  • Pagination: 146p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01665581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-84-12
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1409
  • Created Date: Mar 12 2018 10:24AM