Friday, January 14, 2011

Carsharing and Shared Vehicle Sessions at TRB 2011

The 90th annual Transportation Research Board Meeting will be happening January 23-27, 2011 in Washington DC.  It's the great annual meeting of academic researchers and industry practitioners.   There are several sessions that include presentations about various aspects of carsharing, as well as public bicycle system and multi-modal connectivity.  Sessions general include several presentations summarizing research followed by questions and answer. Complete information about attending TRB can be found here.

While the conference isn't cheap, it is good and you will be able to to attend many other interesting sessions as well as interact with the leading people in transportation. (Sorry, it is really isn't possible to "crash" sessions without registering.) TRB members get a discount on the conference and can participate in defining the discussion about the research agenda in various areas. 

 Carsharing sessions are sponsored by the the AP020 subcommittee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies, chaired by Dr. Susan Shaheen of UC Berkeley.

Below is a summary of the carsharing and shared vehicle sessions at the 2011 TRB:

Jan 23 2011 1:30PM- 4:30PM; i

Total Connectivity Ideas (P11-0493) 
     Sturges, Dan - IntraGo and 

Raney, Steve - 
Interconnecting Public Transport and Shared Transport (P11-0500) 
     O'Sullivan, Sean - Avego Limited 
Cybercars for Sustainable Mobility – A European Collaborative Approach (P11-0496) 
     Parent, Michel - French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control 
Architecturally Linking All the Pieces (P11-0497) 
     McDonald, Shannon Sanders - American Institute of Architects 
Public-Private Innovation: Implementing Seamless Mobility Linking Modes, Services, Technologies,   
Design, Policy, and New Business Models (P11-0498) 
     Zielinkski, Susan - University of Michigan 
Panel Discussion (P11-0499) 
     Young, Stanley E. - University of Maryland, College Park, 

Liu, Rongfang - New Jersey Institute of Technology, 

Cervero, Robert - University of California, Berkeley, 

Fabian, Lawrence J. - Trans.21, S

haheen, Susan A. - University of California, Berkeley, and 

Andreasson, Ingmar J. - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 


Jan 24 2011 10:15AM- 12:00PM; 


Carsharing and Older Adults (P11-0218) 
     Shaheen, Susan A. - University of California, Berkeley 
Older Adults and Walking: The Benefits and the Promise (P11-0219) 
     Ragland, David R. - University of California, Berkeley 
Peer-to-Peer Carsharing: Market Analysis and Potential Growth (11-3463) 
     Hampshire, Robert Cornelius - Carnegie Mellon University 
Volunteer Senior Transportation: The Vanguard of Community Transportation (P11-0221) 
     Freund, Katherine - ITNAmerica 

Hilton, Jan 25 2011 8:00AM- 9:45AM; includes:
Understanding the Factors Affecting Vehicle Usage and Availability in Carsharing Networks: Case Study of Communauto Carsharing System from Montreal, Canada (11-0840) 
     de Lorimier, Alexandre - Quartier International de Montréal, Canada, El-Geneidy, Ahmed M. - McGill University, Canada 
Broadening the Market for Carshare? Results of a Pilot Project in the Netherlands (11-0615) 
     Martens, Karel and Pasman, Sander - Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, Sierzchula, William - Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Estimation of Carsharing Demand Using Activity-Based Microsimulation Approach: Model and Preliminary Results (11-2077) 
     Ciari, Francesco, Schuessler, Nadine and  Axhausen, Kay W. - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Hangzhou Public Bicycle: Understanding Early Adoption and Behavioral Response to Bikesharing in Hangzhou, China (11-3041) 

     Shaheen, Susan A., Zhang, Hua, Martin, Elliot and Guzman, Stacey - University of California, Berkeley

Meeting of the Subcommittee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies, 

Hilton, L'Enfant room,  Ja
n. 25, 1:30 to 5:30pm

Jan 24 2011 2:30PM- 5:00PM; 
Typology of Carsharing Members (11-1236) - D08 
     Morency, Catherine, 
Trepanier, Martin, and 
Agard, Bruno - Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada 
There are a number of other topics being presented at this session.