DUAL MODE POTENTIAL IN URBAN AREAS
The purpose of this study was to determine the potential national applicability of an urbanwide Dual Mode system. The system, consisting of a mixed fleet of specially designed small personal vehicles and 12-passenger dial-a-ride minibuses operating on local streets and on a network of guideways, was examined in three hypothetical urbanized areas reflecting a broad spectrum of 1990 city types. After determining system cost and ridership in each scenario, Dual Mode's applicability as an urbanwide system was determined on the basis of three criteria: the abstract city's ability to pay for the system, the regional cost-benefit characteristics of Dual Mode, and the degree of need for additional high-capacity transportation facilities within the abstract city. The classification of the abstract cities as definite or doubtful candidates for Dual Mode was used to generate population-based applicability ranges, which in turn were used to identify the urbanized areas where Dual Mode appears to have definite or possible potential.
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- Heaton, C
- BARBER, J
- Benjamin, P
- Paules, G
- Ward, D E
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Pagination: 91 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Control; Dual mode transportation systems; Guideways; Methodology; Minibuses; Networks; Paratransit services; Ridership; Transit riders; Transportation; Transportation planning; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation networks
- Old TRIS Terms: Dial-a-bus
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00090536
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-74-20 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: May 29 1981 12:00AM