INCREASED TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY THROUGH RIDESHARING: THE BROKERAGE APPROACH, VOLUME I

Ridesharing is the process of improving transportation efficiency by increasing vehicle occupancy. Brokerage is the process by which ridesharing is promoted, coordinated and implemented. Brokerage is built on the concept of matching specific individual needs with a broad array of transportation services. This report defines the brokerage concept, describes benefits, assesses market potential, describes mechanisms for determining needs, outlines methodology for comparing costs of alternative types of service, identifies institutional barriers to program implementation and develops strategies for increasing ridesharing. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Office of University Research.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Transportation Center

    309 Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  USA  37996-4133
  • Authors:
    • Davis Jr, F W
    • Barnaby, D J
    • Bell, T L
    • Hood, T C
    • Wegmann, F J
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 228 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-77-36 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40096
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM