MULTI-SERVICE TRANSPORTATION PROJECT

A MULTI-SERVICE TRANSPORTATION PROJECT WAS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE MOBILITY OF UNDERPRIVILEGED INNER CITY DWELLERS, SOME 20% OF WHOM WERE ESTIMATED TO LACK ACCESS TO EXISTING FIXED-ROUTE BUS SERVICE. OBJECTIVES OF THE DEMONSTRATION WERE TO IDENTIFY THE GROUPS THAT LACK ADEQUATE TRANSPORTATION, AND THEIR NEEDS, AND TO DESIGN, IMPLEMENT, AND EVALUATE A CORRECTIVE SYSTEM. A DETAILED MARKET PLANNING STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE POTENTIAL RIDERSHIP GROUPS WITH REFERENCE TO AREA CHARACTERISTICS, DEMOGRAPHIC FEATURES, AND TRIP-MAKING. SPECIFIC BUS ROUTES WERE DESIGNED AND OPERATED FOR BOTH GENERAL PURPOSE AND WORK TRIPS. A DEMAND-RESPONSIVE BUS SERVICE WAS OPERATED TO MEET SPECIFIC NEEDS OF INNER CITY RESIDENTS TRAVELING TO HEALTH, WELFARE, AND OTHER SERVICE CENTERS. PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND FINANCING ARE EMPHASIZED. /NTIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No HUD-H-1120
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

    1350 East 17th Street
    Kansas City, MO  USA  64108
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 1981 12:00AM