THE USER-SIDE SUBSIDY TAXI PROGRAM IN THE HARBOR AREA OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

The user-side subsidy, shared-ride taxi program operating in the Harbor Area of Los Angeles, California, known locally as Share-A-Ride, is one of eleven special transportation efforts for mobility-impaired persons that are financed by the State's Transportation Development Act, Intra-Community Services funds in Los Angeles County. Besides offering service for the elderly, handicapped, and low-income residents of the area (20 square miles), the objective of this program is to provide operating experience that will allow for a comparison of user-side and provider-side subsidy services. This report describes how the Harbor Area program operates, provides detailed operating data, and analyzes the results of the program. The study relied on available data and personal interviews. Data included monthly operating reports, a survey of participants, and a sampling of waybills and rider coupons used in January and August 1979. Monthly contact was maintained with both the administering and operating agencies.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Crain and Associates

    120 Santo Margarita Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Richard, B
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-80-9Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1408
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM