July 28, 2016
This webinar explores a new analysis tool used to evaluate the viability of fixed-route transit services following the introduction of shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) services at different price points and performance levels. Transportation Planning Practice Lead for HNTB Corporation, Chris Kopp, presents initial results for several real-world SAV services from the perspectives of taxpayers, transit agencies, travelers, and society overall. These results are intended to inform several policy questions going forward, including where SAVs might provide more value than fixed-route transit, especially as fares decline. Joe Schweiterman also provides a brief update on a recent study comparing travel time and cost between the CTA and UberPool for 50 trips in Chicago.