Dynamic Ridesharing with Variable-ratio Charging-compensation Scheme in Morning Commute

This paper investigates the dynamic ridesharing with variable-ratio charging-compensation scheme (VCS) in morning commute, with the continuous-time point-queue model applied to a single bottleneck. The performance of system disutility and platform’s profit are examined under the introduction of ridesharing platform with VCS. It is found that only when the sum of the inconvenience costs for ridesharing drivers and passengers is smaller than the fuel cost for vehicles, the ridesharing platform may make positive profit. And at the same time, the system disutility is reduced compared to the no-ridesharing case. Under that condition, the user equilibrium state is equivalent to the system optimum when platform minimizes system disutility; correspondingly, the platform make positive profit only when the sum of inconvenience costs for ridesharing drivers and passengers is smaller than a threshold value, which is hard to be satisfied when the travel demand is large. To address this issue, the optimal VCS when the platform minimizes system disutility with zero profit and when the platform maximizes its profit, are also examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ADB30 Standing Committee on Transportation Network Modeling. Alternate title: Dynamic Ridesharing with Variable-ratio Charging-compensation Scheme in Morning Commute.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Wang, Jing-Peng
    • Huang, Hai-Jun
    • Ban, Xuegang
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2019

Language

  • English

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-05487
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2018 9:50AM