EVALUATION OF THE ROCHESTER, NEW YORK COMMUNITY, TRANSIT SERVICE DEMONSTRATION. VOLUME 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Rochester Community Transit Demonstration followed four years of paratransit experimentation funded locally and through a previous demonstration grant (The Rochester Integrated Transit Demonstration). In the new demonstration, both public and private operators provided dial-a-ride and handicapped services, and their performances were compared. The demonstration also included a unique funding strategy that shifted responsibility to the local towns served by dial-a-ride vehicles. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine how well the demonstration achieved these objectives: increasing transit coverage, improving transit service reliability, increasing vehicle productivity, and improving service for transit dependent. This report evaluates the results of the demonstration including the implementation process, the level of service provided to users, the demand response, and the services' operating efficiency. The implications of the Rochester experience are summarized for the benefit of localities interested in implementing similar services. An epilogue section documenting activities that have occurred since the demonstration ended is also included. This study consists of three separate volumes. Volume 1 contains an executive summary of the more significant demonstration findings. Volume 2 (available soon) provides a detailed description and analysis of the Rochester demonstration. Volume 3 (available soon) contains the technical appendices, including operating records, surveys, survey results, and promotional materials. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    SYSTAN, Incorporated

    343 Second Street, P.O. Box U
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    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Newman, D A
    • Holoszyc, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-06-0048-81-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1416
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM