This 98-page study, originally conducted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, examines a variety of private sector strategies to provide park-and-ride commuter bus service at a reasonable cost. The study reviews approaches to direct contracting with private providers for needed service, including both contracting for vehicles, drivers, maintenance, and management services and simply contracting for drivers and management services, and compares these costs with that of public provision. The "self-supporting" option, where a private firm operates a commuter route on a for-profit basis, independently setting fares and service levels, is also discussed. Potential constraints to these approaches, including street use restrictions, franshise fees, labor protection considerations at the Federal level, and other regulatory provisions are covered. The document should be of particular interest to transportation planners and staffs of elected officials in medium to large size areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Central Texas Council of Governments

    Regional Data Center, P.O. Drawer COG
    Arlington, TX  United States  76005-5888

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    Technology Sharing Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-85-19
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM