Quantifying the Impact of New Mobility on Transit Ridership

The objective of this research project is to quantify the impact of shared micromobility on transit ridership at the metropolitan level. The analysis would build upon the team’s existing TCRP study, which includes analysis of a small-sized city (Louisville, KY) that has shared scooters. In this project, a larger metropolitan area (Nashville, TN) is the focus of study. The project assesses disaggregate micromobility trips that include time, origin, destination, and route-level data against route-level transit data. The research is divided into two primary parts: Part 1: The first part of the research includes an econometric analysis of shared electric scooter trips and route-level bus ridership for Nashville, Tennessee to assess the overall impact of e-scooters on bus ridership. Part 2: The second part aims to identify locations for new shared electric scooter corrals in Nashville that can complement transit service and help to increase bus ridership. The results of Part 2 will be provided to local stakeholders and research partners (e.g., Tennessee DOT and Nashville Public Works) in the form of a list of proposed locations for new scooter corrals to complement transit for consideration for installation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The results of Part 2 will be provided to local stakeholders and research partners (e.g., Tennessee DOT and Nashville Public Works) in the form of a list of proposed locations for new scooter corrals to complement transit for consideration for installation.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cherry, Christopher

    Watkins, Kari

    Brakewood, Candace

  • Start Date: 20210901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01841973
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transit-Serving Communities Optimally, Responsively, and Efficiently Center (T-SCORE)
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 6 2022 2:09PM