Ridehailing Service Equity in Normal and Rare Conditions

The project team proposes to investigate the economic and equity impacts of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft under normal and rare conditions, along with public policies that may enhance benefits and mitigate private and social costs and inequities. To do this, the team will (1) leverage historical data to econometrically estimate the causal impact of Uber and Lyft market entry on wages and transit ridership during normal circumstances and the effect of rare changes in local policy and COVID-19 disruptions on operations and the distribution of riders served; (2) characterize demographic and geographic patterns of drivers and passengers that use ride-hailing services in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Austin, as well as shifts in other transit modes; (3) develop a deep understanding of driver, rider, and other stakeholder perspectives on the impacts of ride-hailing services using interviews and surveys; and (4) use simulation and optimization models to identify economic and policy incentives that could encourage efficient and equitable outcomes. The project team's holistic, equity-focused investigation will span normal operations as well as responses to rare events ranging from managing peak demand periods (e.g.: at sporting events) to managing disasters (including COVID-19 and city evacuations).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $410988
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
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  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Michalek, Jeremy

  • Start Date: 20210101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01760145
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2020 2:05PM