A new look at the morning commute with household shared-ride: How does school location play a role?

Fangni Zhang, Wei Liu, Xiaolei Wang, Hai Yang

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Recent studies examined the households’ trip-timing decisions where adults have to drive their children to school. These studies focus on the cases where school is near workplace. However, different school locations can affect travels and activity patterns significantly. This study re-looks at the household shared-ride problem where school is near home. It is found that the resulting dynamic commuting equilibrium has very different properties, which have been examined and discussed accordingly. Three management strategies have been proposed to reduce total travel cost, and efficiencies of these strategies are evaluated and compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-217
Number of pages20
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Household shared-ride
  • Morning commute
  • Pricing
  • Schedule coordination
  • School location

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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