Traveler preferences for an integrated transit system that combines fixed-route and ridesourcing services

In recently years, transit agencies have started to consider integrating ridesourcing services (i.e. on-demand, app-driven ridesharing services) with public transit. In this project, we evaluated traveler preferences for this type of integrated transit system. We find that when used to provide convenient last-mile connections, ridesourcing could provide a significant boost to transit ridership.

Key words: Ridesourcing, public transit, travel behavior, mode choice

Yan, X., Levine, J., Zhao, X. (2019). Integrating ridesourcing services with public transit: An evaluation of traveler responses combining revealed and stated preference data. [Download Preprint]. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 105, 683-696. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2018.07.029