Friday, December 05, 2008

Carsharing research featured at January TRB sessions

January is time for the annual Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington, DC - the leading meeting of academic and industry research an information. Several sessions will cover carsharing topics at this year's TRB starting on Monday afternoon, January 12. All will be held at the Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle Metro stop).

General information about TRB and the annual meeting can be found the TRB website. Your author will be at most of these sessions, as well as the special session on Sunday afternoon, January 11, about public bicycle systems, a topic that also interests me.

The annual meeting of the "carsharing" subcommittee will meet on Monday, January 12 from 1:30 to 3:15 pm at the Hilton, Dupont. (The subcommittee is changing its name to "Shared-Use Vehicle Public Transport Systems subcommittee of the Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies Committee (AP020).

Sessions about carsharing at this year's TRB include the following. Click on the hyperlink for each session title to get easy access to full descriptions of each paper. PDFs of the full papers are included on the CD proceedings included with conference registration ($500).

Session 409 - Carsharing as a Climate Change Mitigation Strategy
Monday, January 12, 2009, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Hilton
Matthew J. Barth, University of California, Riverside, presiding

This session explores the potential of carsharing as a greenhouse gas mitigation strategy. It includes presentations on the impacts of carsharing including auto ownership, fuel use, vehicle miles traveled, and modal shift. It also explores the role of public policy in supporting this transportation alternative.

Assessing Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts from Carsharing in North America
Elliot Martin, University of California, Berkeley

Carsharing: An Urban Climate Strategy in the U.S. (P09-0666)
Sharon Feigon, I-GO Car Sharing

Role of Carsharing Policy in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (P09-0661)
Kevin McLaughlin, AutoShare

Carsharing in the Twin Cities: Measuring Impacts on Travel Behavior and Automobile Ownership (09-0446)
Frank Douma, University of Minnesota
Ryan Gaug, Minnesota Department of Transportation

The following posters are also scheduled for TRB. Authors will likely be present during this scheduled time:

Poster Session 549 Carsharing and Shared-Vehicle Research
Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Hilton
Susan A. Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

Modeling Activity Persistency of Carsharing Members Using Dynamic Ordered Probability Model (09-0693)
Catherine Morency, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Khandker M. Nurul Habib, University of Alberta, Canada
Vincent Grasset, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Hamid Zaman, University of Alberta, Canada

Evaluating the Effect of Carsharing: Exploring the Gap Between What We Know and What We Need to Know and Its Effect on Optimism Bias (09-0742)
Gil Tal, University of California, Berkeley

Wireless Networks for Car- and Ridesharing Systems: Assessment of 802.11 Wi-Fi (09-0750)
Rex Chen, University of California, Irvine
Amelia Regan, University of California, Irvine

Concepts for Large-Scale Carsharing System: Modeling and Evaluation with Agent-Based Approach (09-1888)
Francesco Ciari, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Michael Balmer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Kay W. Axhausen, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Carsharing in France: Past, Present, and Future (09-2007)
Robert Clavel, CERTU, France
Muriel Moriotto, CERTU, France
Marcus Paul Enoch, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Carsharing and the Built Environment: GIS-Based Study of One U.S. Operator (09-2963)
Tai Stillwater, University of California, Davis
Patricia L. Mokhtarian, University of California, Davis
Susan A. Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley

User Characteristics and Responses to Shared-Use Station Car Program: Analysis of ZEVïNET in Orange County, California (09-3260)
Matt Heling, University of California, Irvine
Jean-Daniel Maurice Saphores, University of California, Irvine
G. Scott Samuelsen, University of California, Irvine

Carsharing in a University Community: Assessing Potential Demand and Distinct Market Characteristics (09-3396)
Jie Zheng, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Michelle Scott, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jessica Y. Guo, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Miguel Angel Rodriguez, University of Wisconsin, Madison
William Sierzchula, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Platz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Teresa Adams, University of Wisconsin, Madison

North American Carsharing: Ten-Year Retrospective (09-3688)
Susan A. Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley
Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley
Melissa Chung, University of California, Berkeley

Finally, one of the papers to be presented at a climate change session will include a discussion of carsharing

Session 795 Behavioral Considerations in Response to Energy Prices and Global Climate Change
Thursday, January 15, 2009, 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Hilton

Psychological Analysis of Acceptance of Pro-environmental Use of the Automobile: Cases for Carsharing and Eco-car (09-3689)
Hiroyuki Ohta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Satoshi Fujii, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yoshihiro Nishimura, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc.
Misuzu Kozuka, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc.

Again, General information about TRB and the annual meeting can be found at the TRB website. I look forward to meeting you at TRB.