The purpose of the project was to demonstrate the feasibility of combining shared-ride taxi and other paratransit service with conventional fixed-route bus service in Westport, Connecticut. The project focused on the Westport Transit District (WTD) playing a major brokerage role which involved contracting with private operators for the provision of shared-ride service. The report is an evaluation of the Westport Demonstration implementation, operations, and impacts; it covers a six month planning period and two full years of service operations. The planned and actual project implementation is described including important Federal litigation initiated against the project by one of the two local taxi operators. The report also describes the integrated fleet management and vehicle deployment strategies utilized by the WTD to provide regular fixed-route, supplemental fixed-route, shared-ride taxi, and special markets services. Arrangements for system integration in the areas of maintenance, marketing, public information, and fare structure are also discussed. The evaluation examines ridership markets, system productivity, service economics, and community impacts.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    CACI, Incorporated

    1815 North Fort Myer Drive
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Furniss, R E
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Pagination: 211 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM927/R9742, UMTA-CT-06-007-79-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1082
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM