Are Transportation Network Companies Synergistic with Other Shared Ride Mode Offerings? An Exploratory Analysis of Demand Data from NYC Utilizing High Resolution Spatiotemporal Models

Spurred by technological advances, transportation networks and the mobility offerings for moving people and goods are undergoing transformative and significant changes. A significant operator in the area of moving people is transportation network companies (TNC). The growth of TNC is irrefutable and the direct impact of TNCs on mode choice behaviors of consumers is very evident. The current body of research on TNC is growing, and the literature is beginning to shine light on how they impact the demand for existing shared modes (e.g. bikeshare, transit). However, a comprehensive investigation of all shared ride modes in a particular region, including the temporal and spatial patterns of overall shared demand and its relationship to other shared modes, is lacking. The proposed research attempts to fill this important knowledge gap by analyzing data about shared mode offerings in New York City. The research will develop multivariate analysis methods from time series literature including state-space models, and dynamic compositional methods to explore the spatial and temporal patterns of different shared modes and also attempt to capture the tradeoffs across modes. This exploration will help better plan the shared mode offerings so the positive impacts can be promoted and negative impacts can be alleviated.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $90268
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education

      University of North Carolina, Charlotte
      Charlotte, NC  United States  28223

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      University of North Carolina, Charlotte

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      9201 University City Boulevard
      Charlotte, NC  United States  28223-0001
    • Project Managers:

      Fan, Wei

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Connecticut, Storrs

      Storrs, CT  United States  06268-5202
    • Principal Investigators:

      Konduri, Karthik

    • Start Date: 20181001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
    • Actual Completion Date: 20190930

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01699707
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747133
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 24 2019 4:53PM