The purpose of this plan is to outline the strategies that the Department of Public Transit Administration will deem necessary to implement in the event of petroleum shortages. It is primarily designed to maximize the transit system capacity and supplement with paratransit and ridesharing services. The strategies are discussed relative to the severity of the fuel shortage and point of implementation: establish energy contingency task force; improve efficiency of existing transit system; increase or establish thirty day diesel shortage; coordinate fuel allocation procedures; increase bus fleet size by rehabilitation of buses and purchase of new buses; expand marketing program through public information, multimodal telephone hotline, and integration of share-a-ride program; expand park and ride facilities with increased express routing and a transfer policy of express to local and visa versa; institute reverse commute patterns; institute corridor routing; expand carpooling/ridesharing; spread peak ridership with variable work hours and user fee in peak hours; coordination with other transportation providers, i.e., school districts, intercity carriers, paratransit, and private taxicab companies; decrease deadhead mileage by establishment of satellite terminals and bus parking agreements; explore potential of alternative fuels technology; reduce weekend service; reduce non-peak service; institute skip stops; and eliminate other services such as charter service, tripper service, and Saturday and Sunday service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    El Paso, City of, Texas

    Public Transit Administration
    El Paso, TX  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TX-09-0120
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM