TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY AND THE FEASIBILITY OF DYNAMIC RIDE SHARING

This paper defines the theoretical limits imposed on rider sharing by the spatial and temporal structure of urban travel demand. Differences in market potential between prearranged ride sharing as it is used in car pooling and dynamic ride sharing as it is used in, for example, shared taxis are given. The paper presents the results of the simulation of a hypothetical shared-ride transit system that used various operational policise of dynamic ride sharing and identifies the improvements in transportation efficiency and the economic and technological savings that result from ride sharing. Data on the dynamic ride-sharing taxi system operating at Union Station in Washington, D.C. establish the feasibility of implementing dynamic ride sharing. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 43-48
  • Monograph Title: Paratransit services
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM