Shared Mobility/Mobility on Demand

MOD Sandbox Demonstrations Independent Evaluation: DART - The First and Last Mile Solution Evaluation Plan

Gustave Cordahi
Susan Shaheen, PhD
Elliot Martin, PhD
2018

The MOD Sandbox Demonstrations are sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The MOD Sandbox Demonstrations Independent Evaluation is sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), jointly by the Intelligent Transportation Systems - Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) and the FTA. All documents are USDOT publications. You may access the document at: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/36657


MOD Sandbox Demonstrations Independent Evaluation: BART Integrated Carpool to Transit Access Program Evaluation Plan

Gustave Cordahi
Susan Shaheen, PhD
Elliot Martin, PhD
2018

The MOD Sandbox Demonstrations are sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The MOD Sandbox Demonstrations Independent Evaluation is sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), jointly by the Intelligent Transportation Systems - Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) and the FTA. All documents are USDOT publications. You may access the document at: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/36425


MOD Sandbox Demonstrations Independent Evaluation: Pierce Transit Limited Access Connections Evaluation Plan

Gustave Cordahi
Susan Shaheen, PhD
Elliot Martin, PhD
2018

The MOD Sandbox Demonstrations are sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The MOD Sandbox Demonstrations Independent Evaluation is sponsored by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), jointly by the Intelligent Transportation Systems - Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) and the FTA. All documents are USDOT publications. You may access the document at: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/36386


Shared Mobility: The Potential of Ride Hailing and Pooling

Susan Shaheen, PhD
2018

Shared mobility with pooled rides is the linchpin for leveraging vehicle automation and electrification to reduce congestion and emissions and to create livable urban communities. The sharing of rides is older than horse-and-buggy travel. Recent innovations make sharing easier, more convenient, and more efficient. Innovative mobility services premised on pooling can lower travel costs, mitigate congestion, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They also offer travelers more mobility choices between the traditional bookends of auto ownership and public transit.

Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox Demonstrations Independent Evaluations (IE)

TSRC and Booz Allen Hamilton are partnering to form the IE team for the MOD Sandbox Demonstrations (Task Order 1). The IE team is working to finalize the Evaluation Plans for each of the eleven (11) projects. So far, four (4) of the reports have been published, which can be found below:

Mobility and the Sharing Economy: Industry Developments and Early Understanding of Impacts

Susan Shaheen, PhD
Apaar Bansal
Nelson Chan
Adam Cohen
2017

Shared mobility—the shared use of a vehicle, bicycle, or other mode—is an innovative transportation strategy that enables users to gain short-term access to transportation modes on an “as-needed” basis. Shared mobility includes various forms of carsharing, bikesharing, ridesharing, on-demand ride services, and microtransit. Additionally, smartphone and mobile “apps” aggregate and optimize these mobility services and are critical to many shared mobility modes.

Mobility and the Sharing Economy: Potential to Overcome First- and Last-Mile Public Transit Connections

Susan Shaheen, PhD
Nelson Chan
2016

Shared mobility—the shared use of a motor vehicle, bicycle, or other mode—enables travelers to gain short-term access to transportation modes on an as-needed basis. The term “shared mobility” includes the modes of carsharing, personal vehicle sharing (peer-to-peer carsharing and fractional ownership), bikesharing, scooter sharing, traditional ridesharing, transportation network companies (or ridesourcing), and e-Hail (taxis). It can also include flexible transit services, including microtransit, which supplement fixed-route bus and rail services.

Online and App-Based Carpooling in France: Analyzing Users and Practices—A Study of BlaBlaCar

Susan Shaheen, PhD
Adam Stocker
Marie Mundler
2017

This chapter examines the characteristics and practices of ridesharing users in France. In May 2013, the authors surveyed members of BlaBlaCar, the largest online and app-based carpooling service in France, to analyze the sociodemographic characteristics and usage patterns of the respondents. The survey results identify correlations between socio-demographic characteristics and usage elements. Notably, users with a lower income level are more inclined to be passengers, while higher income users employ carpooling mainly as drivers. Students are shown to be more frequent users as well.

Smartphone App Evolution and Early Understanding from a Multimodal App User Survey

Susan Shaheen, PhD
Adam Cohen
Elliot Martin, PhD
2017

Travelers are increasingly turning to smartphone applications for an array of transportation functions. Four types of transportation apps have emerged: 1) mobility apps; 2) connected vehicle apps; 3) smart parking apps; and 4) courier network service (CNS) apps. This chapter discusses the history and trends leading to the growth and development of transportation apps and summarizes key characteristics of 83 transportation apps identified through an Internet search cataloging transportation apps with more than 10,000 downloads each.