Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Da Yan, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mohammed Hadi, Ph.D., Florida International University
This webinar addresses effects of transit and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) operations on transportation network performance. Our team performed four interrelated case studies to (a) examine the influence of transit- and TNC operations on individual travelers’ mode choices and (b) assess the impact of such choices on transportation network performance. In these studies we used Birmingham, AL and/or Miami Beach, FL as test beds and the MATSim agent-based platform to simulate various scenarios. The webinar will highlight our findings, focusing on: (a) perceptions and predictors of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) use; (b) mode choice shifts in the presence of transit, TNC, and road pricing options; and (c) impacts of various levels of public transit and/or TNC presence on transportation network performance.