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Title:

Ride-sharing Activities in the Richmond Regional Planning District
Authors:
Austin, John K.
Lester A. Hoel
Year: 1977
VTRC No.: 77-R47
Abstract: This report gives the results of a survey made of industries in the Richmond Regional Planning District to determine the current and expected ride-sharing activities there and the type of information deemed most useful in planning ride-sharing programs. Present ride-sharing activity was found to consist predominantly of carpools organized by the employees. Larger firms are more inclined to provide assistance for ride-sharing programs than are smaller firms and they use a greater variety of vehicle types. Over two thirds of the firms without ride-sharing programs indicated a possible interest in considering a program, and of these 75% selected carpools. Over 65% of these firms indicated that research-developed information would be useful in planning programs.