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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

Dynamic Ridesharing: Experts and Researchers

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.

Table 2. Summary of scan member participation.
Dr. Jim Morris X X X
Peter Valk X X X
Allen Greenberg X X X
Dr. Mark Burris X X X
Susan Heinrich   X X
Eric Schreffler X    
Phil Winters X X X
Patrick DeCorla-Souza X    
Ed Christopher   X X
Marc Oliphant X X X
Note. An X denotes the city visited by the scan member.


Behavioral and Modeling Aspects of Dynamic Ridesharing: Advisors to the Scan Members

Technology Aspects of Dynamic Ridesharing: Advisor to the Scan Members


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