Results of an extensive evaluation of the Knoxville transportation brokerage demonstration, the first metropolitan, multimodal implementation of the brokerage concept, are presented. The demonstration involved the establishment of the Knoxville Commuter Pool, an organization that sought to identify and match transportation demand and supply among a variety of users and providers. Primary emphasis was on service to two market segments: commuters and social service agencies. Although the Knoxville experiment in brokerage was very successful in achieving institutional changes conducive to the growth of shared-ride modes, its impact on travel behavior was quite limited. Nevertheless, the flexibility inherent in the brokerage concept may be a key in the search for better solutions to transportation problems. Continued research in this area, as well as the rising cost and decreasing availability of energy, may significantly increase the impact of future brokerage organizations on their communities. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 38-44
  • Monograph Title: Paratransit 1980
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031230
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM