Use of shared vehicle platforms in interurban mobility: analysis of user preferences

Juan GÓMEZ SÁNCHEZ
Assistant Professor Doctor, Transport Research Center (TRANSyT)
Polytechnic University of Madrid

Álvaro AGUILERA GARCÍA
Pre-doctoral researcher, Transport Research Center (TRANSyT)
Polytechnic University of Madrid

José Manuel VASSALLO MAGRO
Professor, Transport Research Center (TRANSyT)
Polytechnic University of Madrid


ABSTRACT

In the context of the collaborative economy, the emergence of car or carpooling platforms is an attractive and competitive alternative to traditional public transport (bus and train). In order to understand the possible reasons that motivate the choice of means of transport in interurban trips, an analysis based on multinomial logit models has been carried out, based on information collected through an online survey aimed at young people in Spain. The research finds that, for the particular case of carpooling, individuals value a combination of time savings and cheaper prices, as well as proximity to the final origin and destination. On the contrary, bus users seem to be more concerned about the price and the possibility of traveling with large luggage, while train users are more sensitive to travel time, reliability and comfort experienced while traveling.


KEYWORDS:

Collaborative economy, Car sharing, Interurban mobility, Survey.

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