REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF PARATRANSIT MODELS

The development of integrated paratransit systems has been accompanied by the development of a wide range of modeling and analytic activities designed to shed light on the delicate balance between supply, demand, and cost in a paratransit network. Modeling and analytic approaches have ranged from complex situations to simple rules of thumb. Of the wide range of theoretical models developed so far by academics, researchers, and consultants, relatively few have been applied in a practical planning context, and the results of these limited applications have been mixed. A comprehensive survey of the analytic procedures and tools developed to address paratransit planning and evaluation problems is presented. Modeling procedures are described and classified, the historical development of the models is traced in the context of the parallel development of paratransit systems, the performance of existing models is compared, and the attributes and publication potential of several general classes of models are summarized. (Author)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 29-35
  • Monograph Title: Current paratransit and ride-sharing activities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM