Network Congestion Effect of E-Hailing Transportation Services

Friday, October 13, 2017

Location: 1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village, UC Davis

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Jeff Ban, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington


E-Hailing plays a key role in emerging transportation services, such as ridesourcing, ridesharing, taxis, among others. We present a modeling framework to analyze the congestion effect of e-hailing services in a transportation network. The model can help analyze travelers’ choices of different modes, based on their characteristics and the charging schemes of different services. This enables us to understand the overall impact of the services to network level congestion.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Xuegang (Jeff) Ban is an Associate Professor of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Washington. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University, and his M.S. in Computer Sciences and Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research interests are in Transportation Network Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation, Urban Traffic Modeling and Operations, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). His recent research focuses on applying system analysis tools and data analytics methods to understand the impact of emerging technologies (such as connected/automated vehicles and shared mobility) to transportation networks. He has published over 120 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is an Editor / Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Research Part C, and Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and serves on the editorial board of Transportation Research, Part B, Networks and Spatial Economics, and Transportmetrica B. He is a member of the Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) and a member of the Vehicle-Highway Automation Committee (AHB30) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). He received the 2011 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the New Faculty Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in 2012.

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