Older Drivers and Transportation Network Companies: Investigating Opportunities for Increased Safety and Improved Mobility

For older populations, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) have the potential to provide enhanced mobility for a range of transportation needs, including healthcare appointments, necessary errands, and social opportunities. As it is well-documented that older drivers have a higher potential for crashes, there are significant potential safety benefits. This project will assess the potential of TNCs to enhance safety by decreasing the number of older drivers on the roadways while increasing their mobility options.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $135391
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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:

    Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24060
  • Project Managers:

    Harwood, Leslie

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tooley, Melissa

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637958
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747115
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 14 2017 3:26PM