The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA Service and methods Demonstration (SMD) Program was established in 1974 to provide a consistent and comprehensive framework within which innovative transportation management techniques and transit services could be developed, demonstrated and evaluated, and the resultant findings disseminated in a timely manner to transportation planners, policymakers, and transit operators. The program focuses on strategies that involve the imaginative use of traffic management, pricing and marketing techniques, transit service variations, and existing technology to produce improvements which require relatively low levels of capital investment, and which can be implemented in a short time frame. The objectives of the SMD program are to: 1) provide more efficient and effective public transportation service; 2) bring about the use of local regulatory and pricing authority to encourage ridesharing and transit use; 3) develop a mix of innovative transit service models that appeal to a wide range of user groups; 4) integrate the services; 5) develop information to assist local, state, and Federal policy formulation; and (6) guide an improved level of local response to UMTA regulations concerning transportation system management (TSM), elderly and handicapped, and Alternatives Analysis. This Executive Summary contains a summary of the contents of the Service and Methods Demonstration Program Annual Report for fiscal year 1978. Program activities and accomplishments discussed in the Annual Report are reviewed, including findings and insights from current demonstration projects, descriptions of future projects, and support activities in the areas of evaluation methodology and information dissemination. (UMTA)

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  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-79-7Annual Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-06-0049
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1981 12:00AM