DEMAND RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR THE EAST/NORTHEAST AND WATTS MODEL CITIES NEIGHBORHOODS

The project was designed to demonstrate that a demand-responsive public transportation system using subscription techniques could be a successful and important service in supplementing existing fixed-route bus operations. Service priorities of the program were: (1) Persons requiring access to health and related facilities within the 2 Model Cities service areas; (2) elderly persons requiring transportation within the service area; (3) persons without autos to shopping facilities; (4) youth to Model Cities programs. A fleet of 12-passenger radio-dispatched vans would provide low fare transportation (15 cents). Operating data describing ridership, revenues, travel characteristics, performance of system in terms of wait and travel times are discussed. Funds expended and estimated monthly operating costs are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the Los Angeles City Demonstration Agency, Calif. See also PB-239 945.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates, Incorporated

    135 College Street, P.O. Box 9412
    New Haven, CT  United States  06534

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Los Angeles City Demonstration Agency

    Los Angeles, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-2, UMTA-CA-06-0017
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 2003 12:00AM