SITE SELECTION TASKS IN SUPPORT OF A DEMONSTRATION OF DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSIT

THE REPORT DEVELOPS AND TESTS SEVERAL CRITERIA FOR SITE SELECTION IN A DEMONSTRATION OF DIAL-A-RIDE. SEVERAL SPECIFIC CRITERIA FOR SITE SELECTION ARE DEVELOPED ALONG WITH RELEVANT EQUATIONS FOR QUANTIFYING VARIABLES IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. A THREE-PHASE SCREENING METHODOLOGY IS PRESENTED WITH WHICH TO SYNTHESIZE AN OPTIMAL SITE FOR A DEMONSTTATION OF DIAL-A-RIDE. PHASE I SCREENING IDENTIFIED 105 POTENTIAL CANDIDATES WITH THE DESIRED GROSS POPULATION (70 TO 140 THOUSAND) AND AREA (APPROXIMATELY 35 SQUARE MILES) FROM AVAILABLE CENSUS DATA. THESE WERE BROKEN DOWN THROUGH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS INTO THREE LISTS BASED UPON THEIR RESPECTIVE MARKET CHARACTERISTICS. THE TOP TEN CANDIDATES FROM EACH LIST WERE SCREENED DURING PHASE II WITH REFERENCE TO NETWORK CONNECTIVITY, ABILITY OF THE ESTIMATED DEMAND POPULATION TO PAY RELATIVELY HIGH FARES, AND THE POTENTIAL FOR IMMEDIATE ACCEPTANCE OF THE DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE. UNDER PHASE III, EACH CITY WILL BE SCRUTINIZED IN GREATER DETAIL TO DETERMINE WHICH OFFERS OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF THE DIAL-A-RIDE SYSTEM. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO TRD-52
  • Corporate Authors:

    MITRE Corporation

    Bedford, MA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1970-2-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1982 12:00AM