Evaluating the Influence of Taxi Subsidy Programs on Mitigating Difficulty Getting a Taxi in Basis of Taxi Empty-loaded Rate

  •  Jialin Wen    
  •  Min Zou    
  •  Yikai Ma    
  •  Hao Luo    


With the advent of the “Internet plus” era, a number of companies have established the service platform of taxi-hailing apps relying on the mobile Internet, which builds up a communication bridge between passengers and taxi drivers. Besides, taxi companies have initiated many subsidy programs. Based on the prediction model of passenger waiting time built in this paper, it has been proved thatthere exists a negative correlation between passenger waiting time and taxi empty-loaded rate. This paper also analyzes the influencing factors of taxi empty-loaded rate. The results show that the higher the taxi sharing rate is, the lower the taxi empty-loaded rate is. And the longer the average operation time is, the higher the taxi empty-loaded rate is. By comparing various taxi subsidy programs, this paper finally draws a conclusion that it will be much more difficult to take a taxi if taxi companies provide subsidies for passengers. But the difficulty in taking a taxi can be alleviated if taxi companies provide subsidies for taxi drivers.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-7032
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-7040
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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