The Haddonfield Dial-A-Ride Demonstration Project is one of more than 40 demand-responsive transportation systems currently being used throughout the world. The prime objective of this particular project is to obtain accurate and reliable data for evaluation of the Dial-A-Ride concept. This third progress report delineates project direction during Phase II, beginning February 1, 1973 and ending January 31, 1974. It details ridership trends, vehicle productivity, service quality, revenues, and costs of operation. The report includes a quantity of graphs, charts, and tables that show the effects of service-area expansion, fare reduction, fleet expansion and service innovation. The main objectives of the Project for the period covered by this report were to: (1) determine achievable performance maxima for the Haddonfield manually scheduled Dial-A-Ride system: (2) determine when the manually scheduled system should be abandoned in favor of computer scheduling; (3) develop the system constants required to implement a computer-based scheduling function; and (4) simultaneously expand the service areas and introduce new system concepts while maintaining or improving service quality. To meet these objects, the following changes were made: two service area expansions, addition of six 10-passenger buses, inauguration of a shuttle service and a basic and senior citizen fare reduction. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NJ-06-0002-74-4
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1981 12:00AM