THE KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE TRANSPORTATION BROKERAGE DEMONSTRATION: AN EVALUATION

The Knoxville Tennessee Transportation Brokerage Demonstration was conducted from October 1975 through December 1978. In this first metropolitan, multi-modal implementation of the brokerage concept, an organization known as the Knoxville Commuter Pool (KCP) attempted to identify and match transportation demand and supply across a variety of users and providers, and to effect legal and regulatory reforms conducive to the improvement of transportation services. Primary emphasis during the demonstration was on serving the commuters and social service agencies. A major aspect of KCPs commuter-oriented activities was the large scale surveying of employees at their worksites and their subsequent computer matching with buses and with other commuters having similar travel patterns. KCP purchased 51 vans and leased them to individual commuters as part of an operational vanpool program designed to encourage the growth of a large private vanpool fleet. Implementation of the vanpool program and its resulting impact on state regulatory law and vanpool insurance is discussed, as well as the resulting changes in Tennessee laws affecting other public transportation modes as well.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Multisystems, Incorporated

    1050 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Juster, R D
    • Kruger, J A
    • Ruprecht, C F
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 300 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TN-06-0006-80-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1083
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM