DIAL-A-RIDE: URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

THE REPORT DESCRIBES ALL OF THE EFFORT PERFORMED BY THE PROJECT GROUP AT MIT ON A COMPUTER AIDED ROUTING SYSTEM (CARS). THE PROJECT CONSISTED OF TWO PHASES: A STUDY ON THE TECHNICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE DIAL-A-RIDE SYSTEM; AND AN EFFORT TO DEVELOP, DOCUMENT, TEST, AND DELIVER COMPUTER PROGRAMS CAPABLE OF OPERATING A DIAL- A-RIDE DEMONSTRATION SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM STUDIED WAS A DYNAMICALLY-PROGRAMMED ONE OFFERING CUSTOMERS THE CONVENIENCE OF DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE THROUGH THE USE OF A CENTRAL SCHEDULING COMPUTER AND A RADIO LINK FROM THE CONTROL CENTER TO THE TRANSIT VEHICLE. /NTIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract DOT-UT-161
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Roos, D
    • Porter, E H
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM