Understanding Curb Management and Targeted Incentive Policies to Increase Transportation Network Company Pooling and Public Transit Linkages - Part A

Transportation network companies (TNCs) and microtransit are changing the way people travel by providing dynamic, on-demand mobility that can supplement public transit and personal-vehicle use. Well-designed policy strategies are needed to fully leverage the potential of pooling to lessen congestion, energy use, and emissions by reducing private-vehicle ownership and enabling higher occupancy. Policy/planning tools could help to leverage pooling strategies and more efficient TNC routing to reduce deadheading and excess vehicle miles traveled (VMT). There is a notable opportunity to increase pooling rates among TNC users through promotional offers for pooling to public transit stations, employment centers, etc. and designated pickup/drop-off locations. This study will inform curb management and the role of targeted incentives to help maximize the societal/environmental benefits of pooled mobility services and linkages to public transit. It involves two separate but related research efforts by University of California Berkeley (Part A) and Texas A&M Transportation Institute (Part B). In Part A of the project, UC Berkeley researchers will employ the photovoice methodology in the San Francisco Bay Area to seek deeper understanding of individual views and priorities relative to designated pickup/dropoff locations and gain insights into motivations for pooling (see also Congestion Using New Mobility Platforms: Understanding Curb Management and Targeted Incentive Policies to Increase Pooling – Part B).


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $139,000
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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:

    National Institute for Congestion Reduction

    University of South Florida
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Project Managers:

    Li, Xiaopeng

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California Berkeley

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    416C McLaughlin Hall
    Berkeley, California  United States  94720
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shaheen, Susan A

  • Start Date: 20190930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210831
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01751598
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Congestion Reduction
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551947136, 79070-00-C
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2020 10:46AM