Updated Guidebook: Using Public Transportation to Facilitate Last Mile Package Delivery

This guidebook provides public transit agencies in rural Texas communities with the information necessary to implement a package delivery service in coordination with a private package delivery partner. Chapter 1 introduces the guidebook, describes its purpose, describes the opportunity to provide package delivery via rural transit, and documents findings from previous phases of research. Chapter 2 reviews the current package delivery industry and describes the needs that rural transit agencies might be able to fill by providing service. Chapter 3 outlines the opportunities for service provision in more detail and highlights specific market segments for rural transit agencies to pursue. Chapter 4 documents the challenges that may arise when implementing rural transit package delivery services. Chapter 5 provides examples of possible service models and documents current package delivery pricing models used by other entities. Chapter 6 documents the outcomes and lessons learned generated by two pilot package delivery services implemented using guidance from previous chapters.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01692391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0-6891-P3
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6891
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2019 9:07AM