Modeling the Impact of One-Way Car Sharing: An Integrated Data- and Optimization-driven Approach

The main objective of this project is to identify and evaluate alternative approaches for next-generation one-way car-sharing systems, and their effect on personal transportation in urban areas. What are the economic viability and potential social impacts of different forms of car-sharing systems, and of their operations, in scenarios of interest? (e.g., American metropolitan region, smaller cities, suburban developments, Asian or South American mega-city, but also university campus, industrial complex, etc.) In particular, this project will focus primarily on Boston's metropolitan area, based on data provided by a leading car sharing company, but the methodology will have general applicability.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39260

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  • Accession Number: 01557126
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC31, MITR25-6
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2015 1:01AM