Enabling the Shared Transportation Revolution (Project Q2)

The transportation industry is rapidly forming an image of the future that is autonomous, connected, electric and shared. Although electric vehicles may help us make great strides in the area of point-source emissions, and autonomous vehicles may further efforts to improve safety, the congestion impacts of these technologies will be limited and may actually worsen conditions in urban areas. Although transportation network companies (TNCs) offer shared ride services, including LyftLine and UberPool, the number of carpool trips is far less than their typical non-shared services. Shared ownership of vehicles is not enough to mitigate most issues in the transportation system (congestion, inefficiencies, emissions, etc). Pushing toward shared usage is critical in urban areas, however shared usage is dependent on the ability to link travelers to one another and their willingness to share the ride. This research will assess people’s willingness to share space with strangers and those with a social connection and how design of the system and the physical infrastructure can better facilitate this sharing dynamic.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $165000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    790 Atlantic Drive
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0355
  • Principal Investigators:

    Watkins, Kari

  • Start Date: 20190401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221123
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01699608
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2019 12:58PM