THE DAIL-A-BAT PARATRANSIT SERVICE OF BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS, AREA TRANSIT--PUBLIC TRANSIT IN COORDINATED HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION
The purpose of this paratransit agency case study was to develop basic instructional materials to support university classroom and professional short course training in local paratransit planning. Brockton Area Transit (BAT) was one of the first public transit properties in the United States to tackle the problem of coordinating the transportation services of local human service agencies. Dial-A-Bat, paratransit element of BAT, is a demand-responsive service for agency clients and the elderly and handicapped public. Operations began in February 1977; by 1978 it was transporting over 10,000 patrons per month. This report provides background information on Brockton and BAT; reviews Dial-A-Bat operations in 1978; documents planning and implementation of the service; reviews current management and operating practices; and concludes with a commentary on the local and national significance of Dial-A-Bat.
- Report 5 of 6, Paratransit Case Studies.
University of Oklahoma, NormanSchool of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, 202 West Boyd Street
Norman, OK USA 73019
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Cook, A R
- Publication Date: 1978-6
- Pagination: 53 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged; Case studies; Coordination; Demand responsive transportation; Implementation; Needs assessment; Paratransit services; Physically handicapped persons; Public transit; Transportation; Transportation operations; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Transportation administration
- Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00307969
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-OK-11-0001-79-5
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM