Evaluating impacts of social web-based networks on travel sharing

The specific aim of this study is to examine the demand for a social-network based dynamic ridesharing system called FacePorter. The study will also be focused on the role that social networks can play in facilitating this ride-sharing Program. The University of Calgary population will be examined as potential users for such service. A combination of stated preference and revealed preference survey would be conducted to examine the willingness of the University population to use this system and the factors which would contribute to its success.

Shahram Tahmasseby
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Lina Kattan