B-LINE DIAL-A-BUS SYSTEM IN BATAVIA

THE SERVICE, WHICH CONSISTS OF A FLEET OF FOUR 23- PASSENGER FLEXETTES AND A 10-PASSENGER FORD COURIER, PROVIDES TRANSPORTATION FROM ANY ONE POINT WITHIN THE CITY TO ANOTHER ON A 20 MINUTE SCHEDULE. IN ADDITION TO THE DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM DAY-CARE CENTERS, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND WORK, SPECIAL SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, SHOPPERS, BANKS, HOUSING PROJECTS AND HOSPITALS ARE ALSO PROVIDED. RADIO COMMUNICATION BETWEEN STATION AND VEHICLE IS EFFECTIVE WITH 2-WAY MOBILE UNITS IN EACH VEHICLE. DRIVERS CARRY A VEHICLE LOG AND A ROUTE SHEET FOR USE ON SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE. DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIMENTS ARE PLANNED. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 15 CENTS PER MILE AND TOTAL COSTS INCLUDING ADMINISTRATIVE AND DEBT SERVICE IS COMPUTED TO BE 62.34 CENTS. COUPON ADS AND FREE TICKETS AS WELL AS BROCHURES HAVE BEEN USED IN PROMOTION AND PUBLICITY FOR THE SERVICE. DRIVER ATTITUDES TO PARCEL DELIVERY (A SPECIAL SERVICE) OPERATING COSTS, FARES AND DRIVER WAGES ARE COVERED IN AN INFORMAL DISCUSSION.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 23-26
  • Monograph Title: DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1973 12:00AM