The report deals with the planning, organization, and operation of specialized bus services, termed subscription, which are tailored to serve urban travelers who agree to patronize them on a regular basis. Based on ten detailed case studies of such services, the report develops guidelines on identifying and informing potential riders, obtaining vehicles and drivers, meeting regulatory requirements, setting routes, schedules, and fares, and obtaining special privileges such as the use of express lanes and close-in parking. The report concludes with a discussion of the potential impacts of these services on the congestion, pollution, and fuel consumption associated with urban travel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Institute

    2100 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20037

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kirby, R F
    • Bhatt, K U
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 76 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UI-5021-4, UMTA-DC-06-0093
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-40008
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 11 2003 12:00AM