Reinventing Carpooling<br />A Pre-Summit Workshop at the SMART Summit: MOVING MINDS:<br />THE NEXT TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE<br />9 November 2009<br />
Introduction<br />76% SOV share for travel to work: 104 million people<br />8.2% HOV2 share, 11 million people<br />2.5% HOV3+, 3.4 million people<br />4.8% Public Transport, 6.6 million people<br />176 billion gallons of gas and diesel in 2007 <br />2.81 billion gallons wasted in congestion<br />4.16 billion hours of delay<br />Problem is too many cars, and carpooling could be doing more, should be doing more<br />
Introduction cont’d<br />Meeting planned for TRB in January<br />Team seeking to move carpooling up in the hierarchy<br />Desire to get an equal seat at the table with Transit, Highways, when discussing traffic reduction<br />Personal effort has encountered a ‘lack of mandate’<br />Real Time Rides meeting at MIT brought dynamic ride-share proponents together<br />Technology, Systems should deliver results<br />SMART Summit provided avenue for open discussion<br />
Introductions<br />Each participant to say:<br />Name<br />Affiliation<br />What carpooling or related activity you are working on<br />Please be brief<br />
History of Carpooling <br />Fam-pools, New Migrants, HOV lanes, Ride-matching databases, Commute Trip Reduction laws, Slug-lines, casual carpooling, fuel crises, fuel price spikes, vanpooling, bridge bucks, carpool incentive programs, trip reduction performance program, jitneys, <br />A round table session to create a good list of where we have been<br />
Visioning: What is Possible?<br />Pre-arranging carpools on the fly: Cell phones, mobile internet devices, internet, <br />Carpooling without pre-arrangement: lessons from the slugs<br />If everyone who could, rode together, what amount of ridesharing would there be?<br />How many trips are ‘convergent’? <br />What is the upper limit?<br />
Visioning: What do we want to achieve?<br />What are the terms to use?<br />Is it mode share, or more outcome based?<br />Is it average occupancy?<br />HOV 2 vs HOV3+<br />Goal of this session: articulate a vision<br />
Strategies to Achieve the Vision<br />We will discuss each of three focus areas, and the barriers, enablers, and actions for each<br />Political: <br />Policy<br />Operational<br />
Thanks<br />To all the participants: I hope the Skype arrangements work<br />To Sue Zielinski at SMART for making it possible to have this workshop as part of the Summit<br />And remember: the next workshop in the series will be at the TRB on 10 January.<br />
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