In late 1970, a new concept of bus transit was developed to meet the transportation problems of San Jose and Palo Alto, California. A planning grant was received by UMTA to plan a new system in sufficient detail to permit a demonstration project. Emphasis was placed on customer-tailored transit service and on restructuring incentives that affect the use of public transit by individuals and its support by local institutions. The project entailed a comprehensive redesign of bus services in both cities. The innovations included every element of the transit systems---every route, management and promotional methods, means of financing, community involvement, etc. The service in the 2 cities was not interconnected at that time; the present Southern Pacific commuter rail and Greyhound Intercity service continued to serve the area between cities. The proposed demonstration system was founded on a number of system elements or experimental variables---. CDAC routes, triangular financing, incentive program, bus preferential traffic system, fare collection system, marketing program, tailored service to special markets, and information center. The most important innovation of the project was community involvement. Among the appendices are the base system design, bus data and design, combined deamnd-actuated conventional service, triangular financing, evaluation plan and consumer clinics. Figures, tables, photographs and maps are included. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    San Jose-Palo Alto Transit Authority

    801 North First Street
    San Jose, CA  United States  95110
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 278 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-06-0016-72-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM