PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR RIDESHARING PROJECTS. VOLUME I-PROJECT EVALUATION PROGRAM AND VOLUME II-PROJECT EVALUATION WORKBOOK

The purpose of this research, developed by the Texas Transportation Institute for the Federal Highway Administration, is to provide a set of step-by-step instructions for conducting a cost-effectiveness evaluation of a ridesharing project. Volume I, Project Evaluation Program, is basically a reference manual that describes the evaluation approach. Volume II, Project Evaluation Workbook, is a "cookbook" containing the necessary forms and a step-by-step procedure for conducting an evaluation. The approach addresses the three traditional forms of ridesharing: carpools, vanpools, and buspools. The cost-effectiveness approach is based upon two assumptions: 1. The results of providing ridesharing services can be meausred, the resulting number of poolers can be counted (or estimated), and the associated reduction in VMT can be determined (or reasonably estimated); and 2. The program is capable of accounting for the costs associated with each of these services and results. From a certain point of view every ridesharing project is unique; that is, it provides a very specific blend of services in response to a localized situation. By contrast, an evaluation procedure would seem to require a high degree of standardization. In order to resolve this conflict, the 100 or more seperate functions, identified during the research, were "boiled down" to six generic functions or services plus transit services. These contain within their definitions the broad spectrum of ridesharing services found across the Nation.

  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00396402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM