CARPOOLING: STATUS AND POTENTIAL

The report contains the findings of studies conducted to analyze the status and potential of work-trip carpooling as a means of achieving more efficient use of the automobile. Current and estimated maximum potential levels of carpooling are presented together with analyses revealing characteristics of carpool trips, incentives, impacts of increased carpooling and issues related to carpool matching services. National survey results indicate the average auto occupancy for urban work-trip is 1.2 passengers per auto. A model was developed to predict the maximum potential level of carpooling in an urban area. A technique was developed for estimating the number of participants required in a carpool matching service to achieve a chosen level of matching among respondents, providing insight into tradeoffs between employer and regional or centralized matching services.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Kendall, D C
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-75-23 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM