Issues associated with the recent development of subsidized shared-ride taxi (SRT) service are analyzed based on a study of experience in California, where subsidized SRT has already become the predominant form of demand-responsive transportation. One set of issues concerns service provision and includes the institutional reasons for contracting, competition for contracts, contractual arrangements and their effects, and the cost-efficiency of subsidized SRT. A second major set of issues concerns the consequences for taxi firms of becoming public transit providers and includes legal implications, operational changes, labor-management relations, the impact of subsidization, and the effects of contracting on firms' financial situation and future plans. The issue analysis provides the basis for a discussion of the policy implications of California's experience with SRT. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 25-32
  • Monograph Title: Paratransit 1980
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031230
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM