With the advent of impending energy shortages in the winter of 1973-74, the U.S. Department of Transportation embarked on an accelerated program to promote increased use of high-occupancy vehicles--transit and carpools. As part of this program a series of reports was prepared that summarized the major aspects of carpool programs designed to assist local areas in initiating successful pooling action programs. This report is a collection of the ten individual reports. The goal of the Carpool/Buspool program is to satisfy travel requirements more efficiently by increasing passenger occupancy in autos and buses, thereby reducing the number of vehicles using the streets and highways. Achievement of that goal calls for coordination among many institutions within a metropolitan region. The information and techniques presented in this report should be considered as a guide to the development of a sound program in a metropolitan area. The individual reports contained in this volume are: Review of Carpool Activities, Organization for Carpooling, Approaches to Matching, Legal and Institutional Issues, Incentives to Carpooling, Transit/Taxi Coordination, Vanpools, Buspools, Pooling for the Disadvantaged, and Carpool Backup Systems. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 283 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0092-74-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1981 12:00AM