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Real-time Ridesharing presentation by Peggy Tadej (Northern Va Regional Commission) at the Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia Tech Session (Mobility Lab 12/4/2012)

Real-time Ridesharing presentation by Peggy Tadej (Northern Va Regional Commission) at the Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia Tech Session (Mobility Lab 12/4/2012)


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  • 1. ITSVA Technical Session Mobility Lab Real-Time Ridesharing Peggy Tadej Northern Virginia Regional Commission Peggy.Tadej@novaregion.org (703) 642-4635 December 4, 201212/05/12
  • 2. Real-Time Ridesharing (RTR) On-demand ridesharing Matches commuters in real-time Built-in security features Built-in cashless payments More flexibility than carpooling Fills empty seats in existing carpools & vanpools12/05/12
  • 3. WeGoMil— Race to Critical Mass Seattle Bay Area Northern Virginia Santa Barbara12/05/12
  • 4. WeGoMil Real-Time Ridesharing • Funded by Federal Highway Administration, Virginia DOT, Fairfax County, Alexandria & Arlington • 6 month Real-Time Ridesharing pilot • Exclusively for military personnel & contractors commuting to BRAC sites: • Fort Belvoir • DHHQ • Mark Center • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency • Marine Corps Base Quantico • Arlington Hall12/05/12 • Navy Yard
  • 5. Project Partners District Department of Transportation12/05/12
  • 6. Project Stakeholders • Virginia Department of Transportation • Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation • Northern Virginia Regional Commission • Arlington County Commuter Services • Fairfax County • City of Alexandria • District Department of Transportation • BRAC locations • Prince William County • Stafford County • Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission • WMATA • Fairfax County Connector • Private Contractors12/05/12
  • 7. A Marketplace for Empty Seats• Commuters share expenses,based on distance • $1 for first mile • $0.20 for the next 9 miles • $0.10 for each additional mile• Riders get affordable, fast, &sustainable commute option• Drivers earn up to $0.45 permile reimbursement for eachshared trip12/05/12
  • 8. Monthly Commuting Costs Miles RTR fare RTR Costs per Gas costs @ Gas costs @ IRS & AAA (One way) (one way) month 20 MPG per 30 MPG per @ $.55/mi month month Cost/month 1 $1 $36 $7 $5 $20 5 $1.8 $65 $36 $24 $99 10 $2.8 $101 $72 $48 $198 20 $3.8 $137 $144 $96 $396 30 $4.8 $173 $216 $144 $594 40 $5.8 $209 $288 $192 $792 50 $6.8 $245 $360 $240 $990 60 $7.8 $281 $432 $288 $1188 Notes: based on 18 working days per month -Gas cost calculated at $4.00/ gallon -AAA ‘s Your Driving Costs 2012 study shows average cost for a sedan is 59.6 cents/mile and SUV is 75.7 cents/mile12/05/12 8
  • 9. Personal Profile Pages12/05/12 (c) 2012 Avego Corporation - Proprietary and Confidential
  • 10. Built-in Safety & Security • WeGoMil is open only to .mil, .gov and selected .org users • Riders & drivers rate each other • Filter by gender, smoking, etc. • Every user has PayPal account12/05/12
  • 11. WeGoMil Scheduled Trips • Displays scheduled rideshare options • Allows drivers to advertise the empty seats in their vehicle • Allows riders to book a ride in advance of travel • Works with any web-enabled smartphone or desktop computer12/05/12
  • 12. Commuter Benefits • Drivers & riders share driving expenses • Driving alone costs about $.55 per mile according to IRS & AAA • Affordable alternative to driving alone • Use HOV lanes • Grow new & existing carpools & vanpools • Reduces traffic congestion • Save time & money12/05/12
  • 13. Incentives • Rider incentives • $75 in credits if complete at least 20 rides (10 roundtrips) • Driver incentives • $50 if complete 20 rides within month • Up to $0.45 per mile reimbursement for each shared trip12/05/12
  • 14. WeGoMil.com • Sign up today at WeGoMiI- Incentives for the first 1000 riders and 500 drivers • Program scales with increase in personnel & demand per site • WeGoMil Website provides: • Updates on events, awards, & e-newsletter • Frequently asked questions • Information on safety, etc • Customer Service • Technical Support12/05/12
  • 15. Lessons Learned for Success •Top management support •Targeted Marketing Campaigns • Regular access to employees • Town Hall meetings • New employee orientation •Reaching critical mass12/05/12
  • 16. WeGoMil Ridesharing – at DHHQ!! “The best commute day of “I got an hour of my life my life – 25 minutes to back today” get to work” – Pam F.12/05/12
  • 17. WeGoMil – Schedule  Beta Testing – July/September 17  Website Live – August 1st  Call to Sign-up – August – December  Pilot Launch – January  Pilot End – June 2013  Final Report – August 2013 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE 1712/05/12