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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-053
Date: November 2012
There are only a handful of academics and independent researchers who have addressed dynamic ridesharing in their research. A thorough literature review of the topic has revealed only about half a dozen academic articles on the topic. Those few researchers who have focused on dynamic ridesharing tend to have expertise in certain regions of the country. The academic experts in San Francisco, CA, are Dr. Susan Shaheen and Dr. Betty Deakin of U.C. Berkeley. Non-academic experts are Susan Heinrich of the San Francisco MTC and Dan Kirshner, the founder of RideNow.org.
Houston’s slugging expert is Dr. Mark Burris of Texas A&M. As far as the scan group is aware, at present there is no academic expert for slugging in Washington, DC, although David LeBlanc’s general expertise is unsurpassed given that dynamic ridesharing has received surprisingly little study. The summary of scan member participation and the cities visited is displayed in table 2.
|Dr. Jim Morris||X||X||X|
|Dr. Mark Burris||X||X||X|
Note. An X denotes the city visited by the scan member.
Topics: research, exploratory advanced research
Keywords: research, exploratory advanced research, Alternative Commuting, Carpooling, Casual Carpooling, Dynamic Ridesharing, Electronic Slugging, Flexible Carpooling, Informal Carpools, Ride Matching, Ridesharing, Ridesharing Systems, Slugging, Slugs
TRT Terms: research, Information organization, Activities leading to information generation, Research, Research projects