This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University with additional support from the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona.
Are e-scooters just the first sign of a shared-mobility revolution? If they are, then researchers at the University of Arizona intend to make sure that the emerging transportation system has functional models on par with other modes of transportation. In 2018, approximately 100 U.S. cities had already launched shared e-scooter programs, accounting for 38.5 million trips. However, the models to manage e-scooter sharing are only recently being developed. In a project funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and led by Dr. Jianqiang Cheng, the research team set out to develop data-driven, decisionmaking models for shared-mobility system design and operation in Tucson, Arizona.
Cheng, J., E-Scooters in Tucson, AZ: Modeling Placement, Charging, and Rebalancing. Project Brief NITC-RR-1382. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2022.