Recent research has suggested that significant improvements in urban mobility could be achieved by allowing taxicabs to offer a variety of shared-ride services, for which passengers with different trip origins or destinations can share the same taxicab. Local regulations in most urban areas in the U.S. have historically discouraged or prohibited such services, however. Arlington County, Virginia, recently decided to introduce shared taxicab services on an experimental basis, with a view to their eventual implementation as a permanent new form of public transportation for the county. This paper discusses the motivation for this experiment, the issues and problems encountered in designing it, and the specific service provisions and fare structure adopted. The paper also outlines measurement procedures designed to assist Arlington County in evaluating the experiment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Institute

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    Washington, DC  United States  20037

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kirby, R F
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UI-5051-10, UMTA-DC-06-0093-75-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-40008
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2003 12:00AM