Dynamic ridesharing, also known as casual carpooling or slugging, is more flexible and less structured than traditional carpooling.
Casual carpooling in San Francisco centers on commuters who use the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to access downtown.
Technology may help to bring dynamic ridesharing to new locations by moving the physical meeting places used in traditional casual carpooling into the virtual world.
This report discusses the results of a study on casual carpooling, also known as dynamic ridesharing, conducted for FHWA's Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program.
Scan team members reported on what they learned at the casual carpooling sites and identified gaps in the data and research.
The team found that casual carpooling participants are motivated by saving time and money.