Important aspects of any comprehensive carpool include public information to inform the commuter of the benefits of carpools, incentives in the form of parking priorities and priority lanes, a locator service for matching and a continuing program to maintain locating services for new or moving employees. The critical factor in carpools and vanpools is Time-Origin-Destination, from that point, public information can promote the time, cost, convenience, ecological and energy saving advantages of carpools. Data processing can make the Time-Destination-Origin available by collecting the information, matching it by manual or computer methods and distributing the information. Methods of matching include hand matching and grid overlays of maps in conjunction with computer programs. A continuing service keeps the program up to date. Well established programs include McDonnell Douglas Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Hartford, Conn., the Bouroughs Corporation and Operation Oxygen, Pasadena, California, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and several other agencies in Washington, D.C.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Urban Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pratsch, L
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1981 12:00AM