Pooling or not Pooling: the role of matching cost on mixed mode equilibria and VMT

While various incentives have been provided to promote car-pooling, the share of car-pooling has remained flat over the years. In this project, the research team quantifies various factors that affect car-pooling in a measure called matching cost, and study how matching cost affects the commuting patterns in a mixed mode corridor with both drive-alone and various forms of car-pooling modes. Measures of commuting cost, Vehicle-Miles-Traveled (VMT), and equity will be obtained from the developed model to assess the effectiveness of various policies towards car-pooling.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $174386
  • 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:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Michael

  • Start Date: 20191001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210331
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210331
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01714345
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2019 12:13PM