Flexible Carpooling: Exploratory Study

Document Date: 
Thu, 2009-09-03
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Energy consumption could be reduced if more people shared rides rather than driving alone, yet carpooling represents a small proportion of all potential carpoolers.

Prior research has found that many who might carpool were concerned about reduced flexibility with carpooling. If flexibility is one of the barriers, how could carpooling be organized to be more flexible?

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Additional Authors (Non-TSRC): 
Deanna Gay
Paul Minett,
Diana M. Dorinson
Suggested Citation: 

Dorinson, Diana, Deanna Gay, Paul Minett and Susan Shaheen (2009). “Flexible Carpooling: Exploratory Study.” 

Ridesharing as a Complement to Transit

Document Date: 
Wed, 2010-03-31
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TCRP Ridesharing Synthesis Report

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Ridesharing in North America: Past, Present, and Future

Document Date: 
Thu, 2011-12-01
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Since the late 1990s, numerous ridematching programmes have integrated the Internet, mobile phones, and social networking into their services. Online ridematching systems are employing a range of new strategies to create “critical mass”: (1) regional and large employer partnerships, (2) financial incentives, (3) social networking to younger populations, and (4) real-time ridematching  services that employ “smartphones” and automated ridematching software.

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