236Ridesharing Institute - USA - Comments invited
- Jan 21, 2011Dear Eric
A number of us have been talking about the need for an organisation focused
on research to encourage more ridesharing. Not an industry organisation for
service providers, though we hope service providers will join. Not a
lobbying organisation. Not a political organisation.
Such an organisation would be relevant for both US based and international
activities. Traffic congestion and drive-alone commuting are not problems
of any one country.
We started a wiki to discuss this. See
We feel we need to get this started, and we've decided to hold the inaugural
meeting on the Friday before the start of the TRB annual meeting, that's 21
January 2011, from 3 pm, in Washington DC. We are still seeking a venue for
this. Setting a date will focus us on getting the things done that need to
be done for the meeting.
We are tentatively calling it the Ridesharing Institute. Or possibly the
International Ridesharing Institute. The purpose is outlined on the wiki.
We are writing to let you know about it because we think you have an
interest in ridesharing. We are sure to have missed many people out, so
please feel free to forward this to others whom you think might be
And please put the 21st of January in your diary. 3pm. We will arrange for
conference calling facilities for those who are not in Washington DC.
We will shortly send out more information, including a draft constitution.
If you are interested in helping prepare these documents, please let us
know. If you have a great idea for a venue, please let us know as well.
Please email ridesharinginstitute@... if you would like to receive
future updates. Or find the Ridesharing Institute Group on Facebook and
join up (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_157158160997020) .
The Founding Supporters