Buspools are a transit service where the riders determine the routes, headway, origin destination and sometimes the fare. It can apply to any kind of trip (work, shopping, social) that is established on a weekly or monthly basis. Buspools can be instituted where there is a large group of people with the same origin and destination, a high volume collection point, buses for charter, a group to initate the pool, a high level of service and a distance long enough to make buspooling more practical over carpooling. Use of the bus during nonpooling hours makes buspooling more economical and energy efficient. Successful buspools are operating in Reston, Virginia, Mantua, Virginia, Columbia, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Omaha, Nebraska, Tuxedo, Maryland, Rochester, New York, San Francisco and Long Beach, California.
- This report is part of a series. The full report is entered in HRIS as #261652. Prepared by Alan M. Voorhees and Associates, Incorporated.
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1974-1
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transportation; Buspools; Commuting; Distance; Energy; Origin and destination; Travel time; Urban transportation
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Motor Carriers; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00261660
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 6 1981 12:00AM