TRB Webinar: Who’s Riding TNCs and What Does It Mean for Public Agencies?

May 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 195: Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobiles.

This research explores how transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft are affecting the use of public transit and personal automobiles in several regions by drawing on several sources, including one of the first uses of TNC trip origin-destination data. The webinar will outline key findings and insights from this research about how, when, and where TNCs are most frequently used, and the relationship between this use, public transit usage, and driving commutes. The presenters will also provide a range of recommendations that may assist public transit agencies and other public entities attempting to engage with TNC services in large, midsized, and smaller urban areas.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program. The registration cap for this webinar has been reached. For those unable to register, the webinar will be recorded and posted to this website after the webinar is over.

Webinar Presenters

  • Sharon Feigon, Shared Use Mobility Center
  • Colin Murphy, Shared Use Mobility Center

Moderated by:  Prashanth Gururaja, Shared Use Mobility Center

Webinar Outline

  1. Introduction
    • Project background and report overview
    • Data sources
  2. Findings
    • Study markets
    • Time and geography of TNC usage and typical trip characteristics
    • TNC rider characteristics and demographics of areas with the heaviest usage
  3. Recommendations for transit agencies
  4. Conclusions
  5. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will able to:

  • Describe the types of engagement with TNCs in different transportation and land-use contexts
  • Determine usage patterns and rider profiles for TNC users in order to incorporate them into operational and long-term planning
  • List actions that public entities may take to cooperate constructively with TNCs while minimizing negative impacts
  • Identify the characteristics of trips commonly taken on TNCs in order to engage with TNC usage in their community

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