Analysis of Per-Ride Fare Data for Capital Bikeshare

Pricing models for bikesharing systems worldwide typically share a similar structure, consisting of a fixed membership fee that provides access to the system, and a variable usage fee for rides over a certain length of time. Capital Bikeshare stakeholder organizations would like to understand how ridership, membership, and revenue change with conversion to a pricing structure that charges riders per-ride, without a fixed membership charge. In conjunction with the SafeTrack Metrorail service disruptions, Capital Bikeshare is offering $2 per-ride memberships to the general public. The goal of this study is to analyze the impacts to the Capital Bikeshare system that come from offering this new membership option rather than the current model of membership time periods offering unlimited short trips.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $25000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      District of Columbia Department of Transportation

      250 M Street, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20003
    • Project Managers:

      Lucas, Kimberly

      Brodie, Stefanie

    • Performing Organizations:

      George Mason University

      School of Engineering
      CEIE Dept., MSN-6C1
      Faifax, VA  United States  22030
    • Principal Investigators:

      Venigalla, Mohan

      Zhu, Shanjiang

    • Start Date: 20161130
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180228
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01604806
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: District of Columbia Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 11:19AM