Impact of COVID-19 on Ridehailing and Other Modes of Transportation

A dramatic traffic volume reduction has been observed across the United States and worldwide since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. This event provides a unique opportunity to investigate the changes in ridehailing travel and its interaction with other transportation modes, such as public transit, bicycles, and E-scooters, prior and during the pandemic. The proposed research will explore the changes in ridesharing travel during COVID-19 in terms of travel frequency, travel distances, and travel times. The research team will also investigate the associated changes in other modes of transportation to understand the interaction of ridesharing with other non-automobile travel modes in an integrated traffic system. The results of this proposed research will help us better understand the ridesharing industry and its correlation with other transportation modes under the impact of COVID-19. The team expects the results will help policy makers in coordinating ridesharing and other traffic modes to achieve a more efficient transportation system.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $105000
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  • 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:

    Urban Mobility & Equity Center

    Morgan State University
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21251
  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Du, Jianhe

    Rakha, Hesham

  • Start Date: 20210101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01762352
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Urban Mobility & Equity Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A43551747123
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 19 2021 8:39PM