Targeting Transit Incentives to Congestion Sources

Traffic congestion is a recurring problem with temporal and spatial aspects that affect our lives daily. Providing choices such as increasing transit ridership is part of a balanced and diversified approach to addressing the problem. This project is divided into three parts to address how transit can address this multifaceted congestion problem. The first part investigates the successes and failures of transit and transportation network company (TNC) partnerships on ridership. Transit agencies have partnered with TNCs to attract ridership by providing first/last mile access or substituting for low performing fixed route service. TNCs may have induced travel demand by car and reduced public transportation ridership in other areas. The second part examines employer-provided financial incentives on commute behavior. Using an extensive data set from State of Washington’s Commute Trip Reduction program and other sources, the role of fare discounts and parking prices will be analyzed. The third part analyzes changes in ridership due to changes in the built environment, evaluating the impact of transit station area built environment changes (e.g., crosswalks, bicycle lanes) on transit ridership and access mode. The research team will identify changes in walking and biking infrastructure around rail station across time using longitudinal satellite imagery and compare changes relative to control areas.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $307619
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551947136

  • 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:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research
    3650 Spectrum Boulevard
    Tampa, FL  United States  33612-9446
  • Project Managers:

    Li, Xiaopeng

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Berkeley

    444 Davis Hall
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research
    3650 Spectrum Boulevard
    Tampa, FL  United States  33612-9446
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rodriguez, Daniel

    Chatman, Daniel

    Chen, Peng

    Winters, Philip

  • Start Date: 20200501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01751474
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Congestion Reduction
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551947136
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2020 1:19PM