INTRODUCTION TO THE CITY OF BOSTON TAXICAB INDUSTRY

TAXICABS IN THE BOSTON METROPOLITAN AREA HAVE A GROSS ANNUAL REVENUE THAT IS APPROXIMATELY 40% THAT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, INDICATING THAT THIS MODE OF PASSENGER MOVEMENT IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN THE OVERALL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. ABOUT 30% OF ORIGINS OCCUR AT TAXISTANDS WITHIN THE CITY OF BOSTON; OF THESE, 60% ORIGINATED IN BOSTON PROPER (AS DEFINED BY THE LOCAL REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY). THIS MEANS THAT ABOUT 20% OF ALL FARES, OR 85,000 ANNUALLY, BEGIN AT CABSTANDS IN BOSTON PROPER. A SURVEY OF THE 30 LARGEST CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES FOUND THAT IN SPITE OF THE APPARENT MAGNITUDE OF STAND-GENERATED TRIPS, STANDARDS FOR THE DESIGN AND LOCATION OF TAXISTANDS ARE VIRTUALLY NONEXISTENT. STANDARDS ARE PROPOSED FOR THE DESIGN AND LOCATION OF STANDS AND FOR LIMITATIONS ON THE NUMBER OF TAXI STALLS ALLOWED AT A STAND. A NOTE IS ALSO INCLUDED ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STANDARDS.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Barbera, K G
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 277-288
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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  • Accession Number: 00241723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 2001 12:00AM