Shared Mobility Options for the Commute Trip: Opportunities for Employers and Employees

The overall goal is to understand how App-based travel and newly available shared mobility options can improve the commute. The project will focus on employees and their employers as the primary decision makers in commute mode choice. (1) For the employee as the commuter, communication technology-enabled travel, including App-based travel facilitates the selection of travel mode options; allows for temporally adjusted mode choice for the commuter to consider different weeks or days based on family schedule, weather, unplanned events, etc.; provides detailed information on travel duration and cost, route taken, trip carbon footprint, etc. (2) For the employer, communication technology-enabled travel can serve to collect data on employee behavior for Travel Demand Management (TDM) planning; to help develop new Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) programs/options; to communicate with employees regarding both long-term (e.g. work flex options) and short-term issues (e.g. addressing weather or roadblock issues, or any special conditions); and to help recruit/retain needed talents by providing employees with better commuting options.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $360000
  • 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:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Project Managers:

    Shen, Qing

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    201 More Hall, Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    University of Idaho, Moscow

    Department of Civil Engineering
    P.O. Box 441022
    Moscow, ID  United States  83844-1022
  • Principal Investigators:

    Moudon, Anne

    Ban, Jeff

    Lowry, Michael

  • Start Date: 20200916
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763327
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 3 2021 6:56PM