Demand responsive public transport within new cities

The aim of this poster paper is to illustrate the service potential of a dial-a-ride system, the estimation of costs of achieving various levels-of-service, and an evaluation of each system and combination of systems. The conclusion is that given a modest level of subsidy a public transport system can be introduced in a new city which, above all, satisfies the needs of the users and potential users. This system, comprising both a demand responsive service and a conventional service, best achieves the objectives and criteria of a new city at an established stage of its development, and is capable of phased implementation during earlier stages. It is demonstrated that the demand responsive component of this system is financially comparable with a conventional bus system during off-peak periods of low demand and in low density areas. Furthermore, the demand responsive service has the potential to maximise individual mobility, special transport needs, and the objectives of new cities.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81-2
  • Monograph Title: Transportation conference, Orange, NSW, 1977; The way ahead - new cities or bigger cities; preprints of papers
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 77/10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01439917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:43PM