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Analysis of Travel Choices and Scenarios for Sharing Rides Final Report
The purpose of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of the factors influencing traveler decisions about driving or taking a shared ride, including learning about the tradeoffs among desired features of different travel options and trip price. The study seeks to understand whether mode-shifting incentives and disincentives could be applied to encourage more sharing and active mode trips that reduce vehicle miles traveled and congestion. The study analyzed data from a survey conducted by a large transportation network company (TNC) of its users and used analysis that two developers of application tools providing carpooling incentives conducted on their user data to analyze several scenarios of varying cost and time differentials that may influence the likelihood of sharing rides.
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