DIAL-A-RIDE PROJECT IN ANN ARBOR: DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

THE PROJECT, DESIGNED TO TEST THE MARKET RESPONSE AND ECONOMIC VARIABILITY OF DOOR-TO-DOOR, DYNAMICALLY ROUTED AND SCHEDULED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN A SERVICE AREA OF 3,300 HOUSEHOLDS, IS SUMMARIZED. THE DOWNTOWN DESTINATION POINTS ARE ORGANIZED INTO A LOOP AND RIDERS MAY REQUEST PICKUP OR DELIVERY AT ANY OF THESE POINTS. SERVICE HOURS, FARE STRUCTURE, REVENUE, AND COMMUNICATIONS (SHARES AATA RADIO CHANNEL AND TRANSMITTER), CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THE DISPATCHING SYSTEM WHERE THE DISPATCHER RADIOS A DRIVER AND INFORMS HIM OF PICKUPS IN THE SERVICE AREA, ARE DESCRIBED. FACTORS SUCH AS TRIP GENERATORS AND PRODUCTIVITY ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. A GRAPH ILLUSTRATES HOURLY DEMAND, AND TABLES DEMONSTRATE DAILY RIDERSHIP; MONTHLY REVENUE; TIME STUDY RESULTS; USER CHARACTERISTICS; AND PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS AND RESPONSES. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THERE IS SUBSTANTIAL SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND FOR DIAL-A-RIDE IN PARTICULAR.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 53-60
  • Monograph Title: DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1982 12:00AM