COMPUTER DIAL-A-RIDE: COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION (TAPE); VOLUME 1: SOFTWARE INSTALLATION GUIDE; VOLUME 2: OPERATORS HANDBOOK AND REFERENCE MANUAL; VOLUME 3: STREET NAME FILE BUILDING SYSTEM; VOLUME 4: SOFTWARE DESIGN AND FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION; VOLUME 5: TERMINAL HANDLING SYSTEM.

Computer Dial-A-Ride (DAR), a demand-responsive transit system, is a system of computer programs that automates the operation of a personalized transportation service--a service that provides on request a shared-ride from any location within a community to another. DAR is a research and development program sponsored by UMTA, performed by ADP Network Services, and in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The intended users of DAR are researchers, private or public agencies, transit operators, and other interested persons. The project was instituted in February 1972 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Since 1975 this computer system (referenced on this tape) has been tested and operational in Rochester, New York, with guidance and project management from MIT, Department of Civil Engineering. The software was developed from the experience gained in the Haddonfield demonstration. The system consists of a real-time program that controls all aspects of operating the transportation service and various support programs used for file maintenance and statistical analyses. The Computer Dial-A-Ride program also consists of five separate volumes (UMTA-DC-06-0141-77-1 through UMTA-DC-06-0141-77-5), respectively: computer Dial-A-Ride Software Installation Guide; Computer Dial-A-Ride Operators Handbook and Reference Manual; Computer Dial-A-Ride Street Name File Building System; Computer Dial-A-Ride Software Design and Functional Description; and Computer Dial-A-Ride Terminal Handling System. (UMTA)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • These reports cover UMTA numbers UMTA-DC-06-0141-70-0 through UMTA-DC-06-0141-77-5 and NTIS numbers PB80-115736, PB80-115785, PB80-115744, PB80-115751, PB80-115769, and PB80-115777, respectively.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Harper, S H
    • Hughes-Caley, L
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70010
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1981 12:00AM