Discovering Potential Market for the Integration of Public Transportation and Emerging Shared-Mobility Services

In recent years, the advance of communication and information technology enables travelers to conveniently request, track and pay for trip via mobile devices. This significant convenience promotes the emerging travel modes such as shared-mobility service including carsharing, bikesharing, ridesourcing (like Uber and Lyft), and private shuttles (like Bay-Area tech shuttles), etc. Shared-mobility owners have claimed that these new traffic modes will help reduce car ownership and promote the ridership of public transit, while transit agencies often unsure of how to coexist with them and demonstrate concerns on the potential competition. To address this dilemma, the research team needs to fully understand the potential market, where intermodal traffic modes involving both public transit and shared mobility will provide more attractive services. Accordingly, strategic solutions can be implemented to well integrate these two traffic modes. Motivated by the above view, this research seeks to discover the potential market from both demand and supply sides for the integration of public transit and emerging shared-mobility services. Mainly the team would like to answer two questions. Who are the potential demand with high potential to use this intermodal services? Where and when are the supply gap/hubs to integrate this emerging mobility and public transit services? To accomplish these research objectives, the study draws from several sources and approaches, including quantitative analysis of transit and ridesourcing temporal-spatial service gaps and cooperative operation potential, employing statistical and machine learning approaches. Together, these efforts provide a snapshot for better understanding the potential market for rapidly widening shared mobility and promoting the ridership of public transit as well. Overall, the outputs of this project will increase the use of sustainable transportation modes, which may reduce urban congestion, emission and energy consumption. Thus, the success of this project will help establish an eco-friendly transportation system.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $128409
  • 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
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Florida Transportation Institute

    P.O. Box 116580
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611

    Florida International University

    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    10555 W. Flagler Street, EC 3680
    Miami, FL  United States  33174
  • Principal Investigators:

    Du, Lili

  • Start Date: 20190115
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200715
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210507
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01679977
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2018 1:08PM