Integrating Travel Services - The Ride Points System

The objective of this project is to explore whether reward points systems can be used as a means to incite drivers to use ride matching to reduce the overall numbers of cars on the road. The project will develop an efficient ride-matching system that relies on cellular telephone technology to link drivers and passengers, and a reward points system to encourage its use. It involves several components: studying why previous carpooling systems have failed; studying the effectiveness of rewards points systems and examining how they may be applied to promoting environmentally friendly transportation; developing a business model, including identifying potential users as well as partners; and identifying necessary technologies.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      200411RT338E

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Transportation Canada

      Transportation Development Centre
      800 Rene Levesque Boulevard West, Suite 600
      Montreal, Quebec    H3B 1X9
    • Performing Organizations:

      Transportation Canada

      Transportation Development Centre
      800 Rene Levesque Boulevard West, Suite 600
      Montreal, Quebec    H3B 1X9
    • Principal Investigators:

      Knapp, G

    • Start Date: 20040000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20040000
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10861

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458643
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
    • Contract Numbers: 200411RT338E
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:47PM