Reinventing Carpooling Workshop

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Agenda for a workshop on this topic today (9/11/09) in Ann Arbor. Agenda provided on-line for those who would like to be dialed in via Skype

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Reinventing Carpooling Workshop

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

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