TCRP Synthesis 98: Ridesharing as a Complement to Transit
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TCRP Synthesis 98:
Ridesharing as a Complement to Transit
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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 98: Ridesharing as a Complement to Transit explores current practices in using ridesharing to complement public transit and highlights ways to potentially enhance ridesharing and public transit.


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72 pages | 8.5 x 11

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-ix
Summary 1-4
Survey 5-5
Organization of the Report 6-6
Transit-Operated Vanpool Programs 7-7
Casual Carpooling 8-8
Economic Considerations of Ridesharing within Public Transit Agencies 9-9
Conclusion 10-10
Profile: King County Metro Transit in Seattle Integrates Ridesharing into Agency 11-13
Profile: Kings County Area Public Transit Agency Vanpools Serve Farmworkers 14-14
Ridesharing in the Planning Process 15-15
Performance Measures of Ridesharing Success 16-16
Profile: Des Moines Area Regional Transit Agency (DART) Captures Vanpool Miles to Maximize Revenue 17-17
Challenges 18-18
Profile: Metropolitan Transportation Commission Leverages Ridesharing and Transit in the San Francisco Bay Area 19-19
Incentives 20-21
Profile: Washington State Leads Nation in Vanpooling 22-22
Challenges 23-24
Incorporating Customers' Perspectives 25-26
Technology and Social Media 27-27
Profile: SCAT and DART Communicate through Social Media 28-28
Profile: Dynamic Ridesharing Coming to Seattle 29-30
Profile: BART and Cities Manage Casual Carpooling 31-31
Profile: PRTC Supports Casual Carpooling 32-32
Challenges 33-33
Opportunities 34-34
Conclusion 35-35
References 36-37
Appendix A - Survey Questionnaire and Results 38-56
Appendix B - Profiles of Participating Transit and Non-Transit Agencies 57-59
Appendix C - Transit Modes Operated by Respondents 60-60
Appendix D - Ridesharing Placement Within Agencies 61-62
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 63-63

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