Paratransit: user group identification

Identifying possible markets and estimating likely demand is a major task in planning transport facilities. It is becoming more varied and complex with the inception of more flexible urban passenger transport modes - ie, paratransit. A workshop on paratransit (mount gambier, South Australia) considered this task as one of its work group themes. This report presents a summary of the work group's deliberations and suggested directions for work in this field. The conclusions related to (1) data (2) procedures, (3) future directions. On data it was suggested that the high cost of data collection and analysis meant that paratransit planning procedures should utilise 'hard' data and 'soft' information. On procedures, existing procedures have tended to lack coordination across areas and schemes. It was suggested that individual studies might need to operate at short term deficits, require management tuning to the market and be assessed as a total transport package. No simple solutions were suggested for future directions to succeed. Coordination of schemes and monitoring of activities were seen to be essential.


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  • Pagination: 10P
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    • Issue Number: AIR 292-1

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  • Accession Number: 01439737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:30PM