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STATUS: Complete YEAR: 2019 TOPIC AREA: Public transit, land use, and urban mobility Transportation planning, policy, and finance CENTER: PSR

Ridesharing, Ride-Hailing, and Transit Ridership: A National Study Using the 2017 National Household

Project Summary

Project number: PSR-19-11
Funding source: Caltrans
Contract number: 65A0674
Funding amount: $100,000
Performance period: August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020

Project description

The purpose of this research will be to conduct a detailed study of the relationship between ride-hailing and individual transit travel, using the 2017 NHTS. Given the structure of the NHTS survey, the study will focus on the link from ride-hailing travel to train (rail transit) travel. Broader links between ride-hailing and other transit travel will be examined using the daily travel diary portion of the NHTS. We will use the 2017 National Household Travel Survey to study the relationship between ride-hailing and transit travel. The 2017 NHTS is the first travel survey that is available during the ride-hailing era, and the national coverage and ability to focus on individual travel behavior are advantages. We will use the NHTS to examine the link between individual ride-hailing and individual transit use. The results, from travel survey data, will provide more behavioral insights than have previously been possible from aggregate data, and will expand our understanding of whether and in what circumstances ride-hailing substitutes for or complements transit.


Marlon Boarnet
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Professor & Director of Graduate Programs in Urban Planning, Sol Price School of Public Policy
650 Childs Way
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) 301CLos Angeles, CA 90089-0626
United States
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