The medallion taxi industry in New York City, particularly with respect to two-way radio communications, has potential as a demand-responsive transportation system. A passenger is motivated to call a cab by a number of reasons, from simple convenience to extremes of need for dependable transportation. The business person going to or from work, daytime shoppers, elderly and handicapped people needing door-to-door arrangements, and travelers requiring rides to depots or airports during late evening and early morning hours when demand exceeds the general taxi supply often utilize radio-cabs. Requirements for ownership, operations and equipment for radio cabs are detailed here as well as the city's regulation of location of operations. Informal cab and fare sharing have long existed. A recent demonstration of Dial-a-Ride was conducted in an area of the city containing a high density of the aged population. A new ten-passenger "maxitaxi" vehicle is being considered with which to capitalize on a variety of group riding applications.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Mautner, A J
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 453-465
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1981 12:00AM