TOPICS IN THE DESIGN OF DIAL-A-RIDE DEMONSTRATION

THE NEED FOR WELL PLANNED, CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTATION IN THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TRANSIT SYSTEMS OR SERVICES THROUGH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS IS DISCUSSED. IMPEDIMENTS TO THE CONDUCT OF CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTATION IN THE REAL WORLD ARE IDENTIFIED AND EXAMINED IN DETAIL. PROCEDURES ARE SET FORTH FOR THE SYSTEMATIC TESTING AND EVALUATION OF THESE SYSTEMS. A STUDY IS MADE OF THE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN PLANNING FOR DIAL-A-RIDE DEMONSTRATIONS IN PARTICULAR. ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO THE FACT THAT THE PLANNING EFFORT MUST FLOW FROM A CAREFUL DELINEATION OF THE DEMONSTRATION'S OBJECTIVES AND EVALUATION CRITERIA SO THAT THE DATA COLLECTION, PUBLICITY, EXPERIMENTATION, AND GENERAL OPERATIONS ACTIVITIES CAN BE STRUCTURED AND COORDINATED IN A MANNER TO PERMIT ACHIEVEMENT OF THOSE OBJECTIVES. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • LAB REPORT NO USL TR-70-12
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Urban Systems Laboratory, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 47

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242812
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1973 12:00AM