Regulating the Ride: Lessons on the Evolution of Dockless Bikeshare Policy in American Cities

American cities are in the midst of a personal mobility revolution, particularly centered on the growing phenomenon of dock-less bikeshare programs that have launched in many cities in the past few years. As city officials and community activists seek to diversify the modes of transportation available to residents and visitors, flexible new options such as dock-less bikeshare are emerging as low-cost alternatives to the more traditional public investments in mass transit and improved roadways. At the same time, a rash of private investment from high-tech firms and international consortiums has further reduced the startup and operating costs of dock-less bikeshare programs, which operate without costly docking stations or local administrative staff.

Supporting Research Dissemination Through the Journal of Public Transportation

The Journal of Public Transportation (JPT) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by the University of South Florida through the Center for Urban Transportation Research on a quarterly basis. The Journal is now in its 22nd year and has been published solely online since 2014. It is available free via Scholar Commons (http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jpt/), and is indexed in Scopus, the Social Sciences Citation Index, SocINDEX, TOC Premier and Urban Studies Abstracts.

Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp Metering on I80 in The San Francisco Bay Area

I-80 is the first corridor in the Bay area to have Adaptive Ramp Metering capability. This CTEDD (Center for Transportation Equity Decisions and Dollars) supported research analyzes highway performance data from I-80 corridor along with user perception of the new capabilities to provide lessons to ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) planners, engineering practitioners, and policy-makers on future implementation of Adaptive ramp metering (ARM) in the Bay area.