In this project, both stated and measured data will be used to evaluate the San Joaquin Valley's carsharing program, volunteer ride-hailing program, and the "mobility-as-a-service" smartphone application.
The study will shed light on the evolving impacts of new mobility options on various components of travel behavior and vehicle ownership, how these solutions expand travel options and the circumstances under which travelers increase travel multimodality and may reduce their reliance on the use of private vehicles.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis evaluated three innovative mobility pilot programs in the San Joaquin Valley to understand the participant characteristics and outcomes of each pilot.
Bike-share systems are proliferating across the US and could expand opportunities for those most underserved by the transportation system. A deeper understanding of current bike-share users could enable the expansion of these services and their benefits to a larger population.
Check out the July edition of the US Department of Transportation’s UTC Spotlight Newsletter to learn how NCST researchers have worked with government and community partners to plan, launch, and evaluate an innovative transportation program for rural residents.
In this study, the cost-effectiveness of existing inter-city transit service in rural disadvantaged communities in the San Joaquin Valley (California) is compared to hypothetical ridesharing and carsharing services.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis and the non-profit organization Mobility Development reviewed evaluations of the travel, emissions, and equity effects of past US carsharing programs and analyzed the evolution of carsharing and its various business models.