Potentially carpools, buspools and vanpools could threaten taxis and public transit by reducing ridership. As carpools are given priority treatment in terms of express lanes and special tolls it adds to their attractiveness over more traditional taxis and public transit. A coordinated program of both means of transit could be mutually beneficial. Taxi and Transit operators are already good resources on public transportation and could even be used to form and run carpools of act in an advisory capacity. As part of questionnaires in matching carpools, information could be gathered on using taxis as a feeder system, subscription services or willingness to join a bus or taxipool. Matching data could indicate where and when there is a need for more taxi and transit services or a group large enough for an transit pool rather than a carpool. The public information phase in coordination with transit could provide route maps and information on taxi areas. This also would enable the commuter to choose a convienient back up service for carpooling. Priority lanes could be opened to all multioccupancy vehicles above a certain minimum. Transit services could provided feeder services, demand responsive transit, shuttle services taxipools, group shared riding in taxis and jitney services.
- This report is part of a series. The full report is entered in HRIS as 263921. Prepared by Alan M. Voorhees and Associates, Inc.
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1974-1
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Buspools; Carpools; Energy; Information dissemination; Jitneys; Public transit; Taxicabs
- Uncontrolled Terms: Matching; Programs
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Energy; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00261659
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 6 1981 12:00AM