Journal article

Investigating objective and subjective factors influencing the adoption, frequency, and characteristics of ride-hailing trips

PS Lavieri, CR Bhat

Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies | Pergamon Press | Published : 2019


Even as ride-hailing has become ubiquitous in most urban areas, its impacts on individual travel are still unclear. This includes limited knowledge of demand characteristics (especially for pooled rides), travel modes being substituted, types of activities being accessed, as well as possible trip induction effects. The current study contributes to this knowledge gap by investigating ride-hailing experience, frequency, and trip characteristics through two multi-dimensional models estimated using data from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area. Ride-hailing adoption and usage are modeled as functions of unobserved lifestyle stochastic latent constructs, observed transportation-related choice..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was partially supported by Cintra and the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Data -Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (D-STOP) Tier 1 University Transportation Center. The first author acknowledges funding support from CAPES and the Brazilian International Mobility Program "Ciencia sem Fronteiras". The authors are grateful to Lisa Macias for her help in formatting this document. Two anonymous reviewers provided useful comments on an earlier version of this paper.