Addressing the Uncertainty in the Outcomes of On-Demand Ridehailing and Sustainable Transportation in Transportation Planning and Policy

The evolving landscape of on-demand ridehailing services may improve mobility, and reduce congestion, vehicle miles traveled (VMT), and emissions; or may exacerbate these transportation challenges. This uncertainty makes it difficult to take actions related to these new services in transportation planning and policy. This project utilizes interview data collected from 42 transportation professionals throughout California to investigate what transportation professionals are doing to limit the potential negative consequences of ridehailing services. The researcher will also explore what transportation professionals view as major hurdles to establishing policies that will enable the most sustainable and equitable outcomes from these new services. Understanding the ability of different types of stakeholders to take action on these topics, and addressing the hurdles identified as barriers to integrating these services with existing transportation challenges, is an important aspect of policy making going forward, and this project will provide these important insights.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55912
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 013

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pike, Susan

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01689731
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 013
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 26 2018 8:13PM