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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report 5 of 6, Paratransit Case Studies.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, 202 West Boyd Street
    Norman, OK  United States  73019

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cook, A R
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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