Modeling ridesplitting adoption rate with machine learning

In this paper, we developed a random forest model to examine which factors are key predictors of ridesplitting adoption rate (i.e., the proportion of ridesourcing trips with ridesharing authorization) and to explore their nonlinear relationships. The random forest model resulted in additional insights that were not obtainable from the commonly applied linear regression model.

Key words: random forest, machine learning, travel demand prediction

Xu, Y., Yan, X., Liu, X., Zhao, X. (2021). Identifying key factors associated with ride-splitting rate and modeling their nonlinear relationships. [Download Preprint]. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 144, 170-188. https://doi.org/10.10416/j.tra.2020.12.005