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Can Shared Mobility work in small cities or rural areas ?

  Shared mobility have experienced success in cities that have a really good transit background already... All of these modes team up to enable people to live car-free or car-light lifestyles. But now mid-sized cities, smaller...

Aiming for a green (and electric) future

By Sumantra Barooah A full electric city bus today costs around Rs. 1.5 crore. The first electric city bus by Ashok Leyland, expected to be launched by late next year, would be significantly cheaper, perhaps by...
Ridesharing with friends

How much is trust: The cost and benefit of ridesharing with friends

By YaoliWanga. StephanWintera. NicoleRonaldb Ridesharing with social contacts (i.e., ‘friends’) is substantially more accepted than with strangers. However, limiting ridesharing to friends while rejecting strangers also reduces ride choices and increases detour costs. This work...

Town, County Consider New Rideshare, Bikeshare Programs

By Lisa Finn  SOUTHOLD, NY — With the North Fork continuing to emerge as a tourist destination, Southold Town is seeking alternatives to help solve traffic congestion issues and help visitors and residents traverse area...

Using bilateral trading to increase ridership and user permanence in ridesharing systems

By Neda Masoud, Roger Lloret-Batlle, R. Jayakrishnan Increasing Ridesharing (Abstract) One of the main obstacles that has challenged peer-to-peer (P2P) ridesharing systems in operating as stand-alone systems is reaching a critical mass of participants. Toward this...

Shared-use mobility: what is it? Present and Future

Shared-use Mobility: today, we start we a new series of article on shared-use mobility. In the following articles, we will analyze each of the transportation services that are shared among users. Today, we analyze...

Ridesharing: a Victim Of Alaska’s Budget Battle

BY STEVEN GREENHUT As Alaska’s legislative session ends, some perplexing in-house political gamesmanship has kept a popular bipartisan measure from making it to the House floor. It’s a shame, because freedom-loving Alaska now remains one...

Impact of infrastructural policies to reduce travel time expenditure of car users with significant...

By M. Shekarchian, M. Moghavvemi, F. Zarifi, S. Moghavvemi, F. Motasemie, T.M.I. Mahlia Abstract The increasing number of vehicles and drivers have led to a marked increase in travel time expenditure (TTE), congestion, demand for fossil...

MIT scientists affirm that sharing rides could drastically improve the efficiency of car and...

Sharing rides could drastically improve the efficiency of car and taxi transportation. Unleashing such potential, however, requires understanding how urban parameters affect the fraction of individual trips that can be shared, a quantity that...

This formula explains why NYC is great for ride-sharing and Sydney is terrible

The ebb and flow of a city may feel entirely unique, but it turns out there are universal laws that may govern the chaos of your commute. A team from the Senseable City Lab at...

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