Starting a project “Impact Of Ride-Sharing In New York City”
This new collaborative project with NYU C2SMART Center just received support from US Department of Transportation and Arcadis!
The project will develop a citywide data-driven transportation simulation modeling framework for probabilistic assessment of the associated mode-shift and resulting environmental, social and economic impacts of ride-sharing solutions (e.g. UberPOOL, Lyft shared etc) on urban transportation system in New York City efficiently leveraging available partial transportation data. The impacts in question include: travel time cut for passengers, reduction of traffic, gas consumption/ emissions by type (CO, NOx, PM2.5), travel time/cost savings for passengers, increased earnings for Lyft and Uber drivers, jobs for for-hire-vehicle drivers. Once developed, the new framework is readily applicable to the predictive assessment of the impacts of many other transportation pricing and policy decisions.