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REPORT
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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-12-053    Date:  November 2012
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-053
Date: November 2012

 

Casual Carpooling Scan Report

Recommendations

Organic dynamic ridesharing is an incredibly easy and efficient way to transport commuters. It is light on infrastructure, uses a previously unharnessed resource (empty seats in a car), and requires little government involvement. There appears to be a “tipping point” that makes dynamic ridesharing attractive to commuters. The tipping point is difficult to reach under natural circumstances, as attested by the fact that this only exists in three U.S. cities. With the help of the right champion (perhaps from a regional or State government or a benefactor), the scan team believes that new dynamic ridesharing systems could be engineered into existence. This topic deserves further study.

 

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