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THE TAXI AS A TRANSIT MODE

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00789456

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Eno Transportation Foundation

1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005 USA

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Abstract:

Using taxis to provide public transportation service could serve as a cost-effective solution to meet the needs of ever demanding customers more efficiently. In Quebec (Canada), several public transportation taxi services have been established as complements to traditional bus services. In September 1993, transportation authorities in Rimouski, a city in eastern Quebec, implemented taxibus, a demand-responsive public transportation service that relies solely on local taxicabs. Rimouski's successful taxibus service is considered a viable alternative to traditional transit systems using buses. This article describes this new transit concept and why it should be considered as an alternative to traditional transit transportation systems using buses, especially in small- to medium-size municipalities where public transit systems are often nonexistent. Other advantages are also discussed.

Language:

English

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Eno Transportation Foundation

1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005 USA

Authors:

Trudel, M

Pagination:

p. 121-130

Publication Date:

1999

Serial:

Transportation Quarterly

Volume: 53
Issue Number: 4
Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
ISSN: 0278-9434
OCLC: 7938948

Period Covered:

Fall

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Figures (4) ; Photos (2) ; References (9)

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Subject Areas:

Highways; Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning

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Created Date:

Mar 15 2000 12:00AM

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