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Ridesharing or carpooling, decreases the number of vehicles on roadways when individuals share a vehicle with one or more individuals on a commute. While the U.S. Department of Transportation promotes ridesharing, private companies are usually responsible for implementing and managing programs[1]

Factors that influence Ridesharing

Individuals choose to participate in ridesharing based on time, distance, convinience, household characteristics, and the availability of the automobile. Based on this, individuals [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hwang, Keith; & Giuliano, Genevieve. (1990). The Determinants of Ridesharing: Literature Review. UC Berkeley: University of California Transportation Center.