Public Response to Carpooling Programs

by Alice E. Kidder, Assoc. Prof. of Economics; North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, N.C.,
Arthur Saltzman, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. and Dir.; Transportation Inst., North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, N.C.,
Bruce Morgan, Research Asst.; Transportation Inst., North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, N.C.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 3, Pg. 571-583

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper reviews the progress of several cities' compaigns to stimulate carpooling among workers. The report reviews the impact of these campaigns: (1)How many persons have sent in the information necessary to computer or manual-match potential carpoolers; (2)of those who submitted the necessary information, how many were matchable by origin and destination; (3)of those matched, how many added to or reorganized existing carpools; (4)of what duration were the carpools, how successful were the pools in consolidating work trips; (5)what variables are associated with high rates of carpool formation; and, (6)in general, what is public response to the various forms of carpool campaigns? The report also provides a detailed description of the several carpooling projects launched in smaller cities, particularly those of North Carolina. The Transportation Institute of North Carolina A&T State University worked cooperatively with 15 companies in Greensboro to assess corporate response to the move toward carpooling on a company-wide and on a city-wide basis.

Subject Headings: Car pools | Labor | Computing in civil engineering | Travel patterns | Public information programs | Colleges and universities | Team building | North Carolina

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