Identification of Successful Ridesharing Strategies

Report No: 89-TA4

Published in 1989

About the report:

Ridesharing offers a relatively low-cost solution to the problems associated with high commuting costs, traffic congestion, unmet parking demands, energy shortages, and excessive air pollutants. Accordingly, it is worthwhile to develop a list of strategies that have been or are being used to encourage ridesharing and to make an assessment of the effectiveness of each. This report presents such a listing, which was developed primarily from a review of the literature. Further, an assessment of the effectiveness of each strategy in increasing ridesharing and its relative cost is discussed. This information was derived from a survey of ridesharing agencies in Virginia.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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E. D. Arnold

Last updated: December 28, 2023

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