A Multivariate Model of Ride-Hailing Trip Characteristics in Dallas, TX

Even as ride-hailing becomes ubiquitous in most urban areas, its impacts on individual travel are still unclear. In particular, there is limited knowledge on the potential impacts on the use of other modes, peak-period travel, and new induced trips. The current study contributes to this knowledge gap by investigating ride-hailing trip characteristics through a multi-dimensional model estimated using data collected from the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the fall of 2017. Model results are used as initial evidence to the discussion about potential positive and negative externalities of ride-hailing adoption. The results suggest a need for policies that discourage the substitution of short-distance “walkable” trips by ride-hailing, and a need for low cost and well-integrated multi-modal systems to avoid substitution of transit trips by ride-hailing. More generally, the results in this study reveal that ride-hailing is fundamentally changing the spatial, temporal, and modal activity-travel landscape of individuals.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Alternate title: Investigating Potential Externalities of Ride-Hailing Adoption: A Multivariate Model of Ride-Hailing Trip Characteristics. This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ADB40 Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Forecasting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

  • Authors:
    • Lavieri, Patrícia S
    • Bhat, Chandra R
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2019


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01697538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-04318
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2018 9:30AM