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Computer database and internet technologies can facilitate ride sharing and carpool matching services.


Understand cities' markets and customer bases to define a tailored service and increase the utilization rates of carsharing and new mobility services. (06/04/2018)

Build a strong public-private partnership to bring electric mobility to more people.(April 2017)

A Smart City must address real-world challenges, not just deploy technology. (01/03/2017)

Engage labor early and address accessibility issues at the outset when considering partnering with new mobility services.(January 2017)

Understand consumer needs and requirements and create a low-risk trial environment in the development of Mobility as a Service applications.(10/11/2016)

Engage in robust targeted marketing and communication when forming partnerships with private mobility providers.(10/01/2016)

Integrate the features of transportation networking companies and other shared mobility services into existing transportation systems and services in ways leveraging the services’ strengths and features.(2016)

Continue to promote carpooling and transit services during an incremental deployment of Express Toll lanes.(03/21/2014)

In deploying a comprehensive transit ITS program, develop strategies and requirements for planning, procurement, implementation, and ongoing operations.(May 2010)

Define clear goals for a comprehensive transit ITS deployment program and track the achievement of those goals to evaluate program's success.(May 2010)

26.4 percent of Uber/Lyft riders surveyed in the Denver area indicated they would have driven and needed a parking location if ride-hailing services were not an option.(2/18/19)

Simulation of ride sharing schemes finds benefits may be limited.(01/01/2019)

Suburban dwellers report higher usage of public transit and reduced use of personal vehicles as a result of utilizing Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).(March 2018)

Transportation network company (TNC) usage is associated with decreased vehicle ownership and fewer single occupancy vehicle trips.(2018)

Private transit services can complement public transit and help reduce solo car trips.(2018)

RideKC’s Freedom On-Demand, an app-based, same-day transportation service, reduced paratransit trip cost from $27.13 to $15.80 a trip, saving $166,000 in 5 months.(October 5, 2017)

Partnering with Uber and Lyft reduced per-trip costs on MBTA's "The RIDE" paratransit program by over 80 percent.(9/26/17)

Rise of ridesharing credited with a 25 to 35 percent decrease in alcohol-related collisions in NYC.(04/07/2017)

New York City’s app-based ride services provide increased mobility options but with a cost: over 600 million additional vehicle miles travelled over three years.(February 27, 2017)

A modeling effort showed that the number of vehicle miles traveled by autonomous mobility-on-demand vehicles can be reduced by 50 percent when service is paired with mass transit.(January 2017)

Free floating, one-way car sharing model reduces GHG per household by up to 18 percent(July 2016)

Comparison of ridesharing and public transit trip times finds ridesharing trips travel the same distance, on average, 10 minutes faster and 66 percent of trips would be twice as long by transit versus ridesharing.(November 3, 2015)

Study shows that utilizing distributed parking facilities can improve the overall performance of an Automated Mobililty-on-Demand system(June 2015 )

Arlington County, VA bikesharing service saves members an estimated $2 million dollars in transportation spending.(May 2015)