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Title:

A MULTI-ORIGIN/DESTINATION TAXI SYSTEM. VOLUME 2. PROTOTYPE DESIGN FOR SHARED RIDE SERVICES

Accession Number:

00167021

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

National Technical Information Service

5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312 USA
Order Number: PB-270526/7ST

Abstract:

The long range goal of this research project is to design, develop and implement an experimental demand responsive multi-origin/destination taxi system. The overall research program consists of information acquisition, studies of deployment and allocation of equipment, and development of pricing mechanisms and operating procedures for a multi-origin/destination taxi system. The work is divided into three stages: (1) Preliminary design for single-origin/destination trips (exclusive rides); (2) prototype design for shared rides; and (3) design improvements and experimental operations in an urban environment. This report describes the second stage of development which includes (1) a fare calculation procedure for shared rides which has been filed as a tariff under the Certificate of Public Convenience for a common carrier and approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, (2) a base station located at a taxicab company which is equipped with computer, auxiliary storage, terminal and radio transmitter, and (3) a taxicab equipped with the RSVP System for testing technological capabilities and conducting experimental operations.

Supplemental Notes:

See also Volume 1, PB-255 975.

Report Numbers:

DOT-TST-76T-34 Final Rpt.

Contract Numbers:

DOT-OS-40081

Corporate Authors:

Carnegie Mellon University

Frew Avenue and Margaret Morrison
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

Department of Transportation

Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Authors:

Au, T
Baumann, DMB

Pagination:

60 p.

Publication Date:

1976-9

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Subject Areas:

Highways; Law; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities

Source Agency:

National Technical Information Service

5301 Shawnee Road
Alexandria, VA 22312 USA

Source Data:

u7723

Files:

NTIS, TRIS, USDOT

Last Modified:

Nov 30 1981 12:00AM