ITS Seminar: Analysis of ride-hail service with pooling

Friday, April 1, 2022

Location: Zoom

Analysis of ride-hail service with pooling: From matching to management


April 1, 2022    



The past decade has witnessed a rapid growth of e-hail service provided by transportation network companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft. However, e-hail service not only suffers from unexpected efficiency losses under certain market conditions, but also intensifies traffic congestion in some big cities. Partly motivated by these concerns, TNCs introduced pooling to complement the regular e-hail service. In this talk, I will first present a physical matching model that distinguishes regular e-hail and pooling services, then incorporate it into the equilibrium analysis to investigate the platform’s operational strategies and the impact of regulations. The base model is further extended to discuss platform competition and congestion pricing targeted at TNC vehicles.

0401-ITS-Seminar-Dr. Kenan Zhang.pdf