Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit

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place - urban, place - north america, planning - surveys, planning - integration, mode - bike, mode - bus, mode - car, mode - paratransit, mode - demand responsive transit, operations - capacity, ridership - demand, ridership - behaviour


Shared mobility, Capacity, Demand, Public-private partnerships


There are issues, opportunities, and challenges related to technology-enabled mobility services, and lots of ways that transit can learn from, build upon, and interface with new ways of traveling.

The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Report 188: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit examines the relationship of public transportation (including paratransit and demand-responsive services) to shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, microtransit, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber and Lyft.

A supplemental infographic summarizes the aspects of of the sharing economy and its intersection with transit.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.