2009 MIT/CMU Real-Time Ridesharing Workshop

This article reports on a workshop on ridesharing, held in April 2009 and sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Carnegie Mellon University. The goals of the workshop included encouraging greater collaboration and information sharing among stakeholders, discussing roles for the academic community in facilitating greater rideshare participation, and establishing a long-term dialogue among stakeholders to discuss new innovations and ongoing challenges. The author summarizes the topic-based sessions of the workshop, discussing traveler behavior and preferences; the difficulty of getting accurate or enough research data on ridesharing; the roles for private and public sectors; development of a common data specification for ride matching; the need to integrate rideshare trips with information on other travel modes. Readers are referred to www.RealTimeRides.org for more information about the workshop, current rideshare research activities at MIT, and various other rideshare resources.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 10-12
  • Serial:
    • TDM Review
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Association for Commuter Transportation

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  • Accession Number: 01154914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 2010 8:28PM