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Ride sourcing is an ongoing arrangement where: the driver makes a car available for public hire by passengers, a passenger uses a website or an app (third party digital platform such as Uber, GoCatch, or others) to request a ride, and the driver uses the car to transport the passenger for a fee. Drivers are at the heart of ride-sourcing and need to interact with both passengers and the platform by supplying a service.
To Pool or Not to Pool? Understanding the Time and Price Tradeoffs of OnDemand Ride Users – Opportunities, Challenges, and Social Equity Considerations for Policies to Promote Shared-Ride Services
Susan Shaheen • Jessica Lazarus • Juan Caicedo • Alexandre Bayen
Feb 1, 2021
UC Office of the President: University of California Institute of Transportation Studies.