University of California, Davis Long-Range Development Plan: A Davis Smart Mobility Model

Susan Shaheen, Ph.D, Caroline Rodier, Rachel Finson

The goal of the Davis Smart Mobility Model project is to optimize individual mobility options through improved connectivity among modes, enhanced techniques to link land-use planning and transportation system design, advanced information technologies, and clean-fuel vehicles.

Carsharing and Carfree Housing: Predicted Travel, Emission, and Economic Benefits

Caroline Rodier, PhD and Susan Shaheen, PhD

In this paper, researchers present simulation findings from three innovative mobility scenarios (forecast to 2025) using an advanced regional travel demand model. This model was employed to approximate the effects of transit-based carsharing (short-term vehicle access linked to transit), real-time transit information services, and carfree housing (residential developments designed with limited parking provisions) in the Sacramento region. The scenarios are evaluated against travel, emission, and economic benefits criteria.

CarLink II: A Commuter Carsharing Pilot Program Final Report

Susan Shaheen, PhD, Kamill Wipyewski, Caroline Rodier, PhD, Linda Novick, Mollyane Meyn, and John Wright

CarLink II was a commuter-based carsharing pilot project administered by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis) in conjunction with Caltrans, American Honda Motor Company, and Caltrain. California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) researchers conducted the evaluation. Pilot objectives included testing an advanced carsharing system, understanding user response to this service, and testing its long-term sustainability.

Initial Scoping of Bay Area Smart Mobility Corridors and ITS World Congress

Susan Shaheen, Ph.D, Rachel Finson, Cynthia McCormick

The Innovative Corridors Initiative (ICI) is a multi-year project designed to encouarge the early deployment of innovative technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in California. ITS technologies are defined through a broad array of information and vehicle control technologies that are designed to improve traffic and transit management including safety, user choice, congestion, and incident response.

Integrated Hydrogen and Intelligent Transportation Systems Evaluation for the California Department of Transportation

Timothy Lipman, Ph.D, Susan Shaheen, Ph.D

This “Integrated Hydrogen/Intelligent Transportation Systems Evaluation for the California Department of Transportation” project was conceived to investigate hydrogen activities in the State and around the U.S. that might impact the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) operations. The project is intended to review these activities and to suggest potential interesting applications of combined hydrogen and intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies.

Enhanced Transit Strategies: Bus Lanes with Intermittent Priority and ITS Technology Architectures for TOD enhancements

Michael Todd, Matthew Barth, Michael Eichler, Carlos Daganzo, Susan Shaheen, Ph.D

Due to increases in congestion, transportation costs, and associated environmental impacts, a variety of new enhanced transit strategies are being investigated worldwide. The transit-oriented development (TOD) concept is a key area where several enhanced transit strategies can be implemented. TODs integrate transit, residential, retail and/or commercial entities into a compact, pedestrian-friendly community, thereby reducing private car usage and increasing transit use.

Assessing Early Market Potential for Carsharing in China: A Case Study of Beijing

Susan Shaheen, PhD and Elliot Martin

Carsharing is the short-term use of a shared vehicle fleet by authorized members. Since 1998, U.S. carsharing services have experienced exponential growth. At present, there are 13 carsharing organizations. Over the past three years, electronic and wireless technologies have been developed that can facilitate carsharing system management in the U.S., improve customer services, and reduce program costs. This paper examines the U.S.

Carsharing in North America: Market Growth, Current Developments, and Future Potential

Susan Shaheen, PhD, Adam Cohen, and J. Darius Roberts

Carsharing provides members access to a fleet of autos for short-term use throughout the day, reducing the need for one or more personal vehicles. Over ten years ago, carsharing operators began to appear in North America. Since 1994, a total of 40 programs have been deployed–28 are operating in 36 urban areas and 12 are now defunct. Another four are planned to launch in the next year. This paper examines carsharing growth potential in North America, based on a survey of 26 existing organizations conducted from April to July 2005.

Innovative Corridors Initiative: Call for Submission Process and Evaluation

Rachel S. Finson, Cynthia McCormick, Susan A. Shaheen, Ph.D.

The Innovative Corridors Initiative represents an innovative business model for public agencies to partner with private industry to improve transportation system management and provide real time information to users. The Call for Submissions (CFS) issued by Caltrans, MTC, LA MTA, ITS America, and CCIToffered private industry access to public rights-of-way and data. However, no funds were offered as part of the CFS, meaning the companies that submitted a proposal and participated needed to have the capacity to self-fund their projects.

Commercial Vehicle Parking in California: Exploratory Evaluation of the Problem and Possible Technology-Based Solutions

Susan A. Shaheen, Ph.D and Caroline J. Rodier, Ph.D

The United States is experiencing dramatic growth in commercial vehicle truck travel on our nation’s roadway system as well as critical shortages in truck parking. California ranks first in the nation’s overall (private and public) commercial vehicle parking shortage. Recent estimates of the demand for truck parking in California indicate that demand exceeds capacity at all public rest areas; this is the case at 88 percent of private truck stops on the 34 corridors in California with the highest truck travel volumes.