Building a pilot peer-to-peer platform for ride-sharing in Lawrence County

The population of Lawrence County relies extensively on private modes of transportation in daily commutes and other trips. An important opportunity to reduce the costs of travel lies in technological solutions to better connect commuters and promote shared modes of transportation, for instance among employees of the same firm. This research proposes to develop a mobile platform to enhance information sharing and coordination among commuters, so public transportation and peer-to-peer ride-sharing opportunities can be identified and leveraged. Through the pilot deployment of this platform, it will assess its impact on travel behaviors and its overall efficacy. Ultimately, this research can contribute to the ongoing development of technological solutions to promote ride-sharing, reduce the costs of travel, mitigate transportation-induced emissions, and enhance access to urban areas.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $88420
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility 21 National UTDOT for Mobility of Goods and People

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Program
  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

    Mobility 21 National UTDOT for Mobility of Goods and People
  • Project Managers:

    Schweyer, Lisa Kay

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Principal Investigators:

    Jacquillat, Alexandre

  • Start Date: 20180101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677495
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2018 12:04PM