Transit Policy in the Context of New Transportation Paradigms

With changing transportation paradigms, there is significant potential for a shift in the balance between the overall population use of, and reliance on, ridesharing services versus traditional transportation options such as personal car ownership or transit use. This shift could lead to a realignment of the bulk of the responsibility for mobility to private entities and away from individual citizens and public entities. Today, as supplemental to the multitude of transportation options that are available, the availability, or lack thereof, of ridesharing services produces low to minimal risk to the traveling public. However, in a future in which ridesharing is optimally (widely) employed, the current independent nature of ridesharing services will influence wider community transit services. This problem statement explores the effects of new types of transportation on transit through the creation of several plausible future scenarios, and what policy decisions could potentially be made to ensure that transit is optimally employed.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Bhat, Chandra

  • Performing Organizations:

    Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center

    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX  United States  78701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kuhr, James

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: 150

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634953
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC58
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: May 18 2017 8:25PM