DIAL-A-RIDE PILOT PROJECT
The report discusses the Dial-a-Ride pilot project that began operating in late 1971 in the Southwest area of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Among topics covered are project scope, including objectives, basic design features, project organization, and management. Following is a detailed description of the service area, destinations, service hours, and fare structure. The next section covers system design and operation, including the basic dispatching algorithm, dispatching modifications, the possibility of computer assisted dispatching, vehicles used, communications system, personnel, marketing, and data collection. Costs and revenues of the system are discussed next. A chapter on ridership includes overall figures plus breakdowns by season, month, day of week, hour of day, and geographic trip patterns.
- Prepared in cooperation with Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. Transportation Research and Planning Office. Sponsored in part by Michigan Bureau of Transportation, Lansing.
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority2700 South Industrial Highway
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48104
Ford Motor CompanyTransportation Research and Planning Office
Dearborn, MI United States 48129
Michigan Bureau of TransportationLansing, MI United States
- Augustine, R
- Dewey, M
- Guenther, K
- Koglin, T
- Strichartz, J
- Publication Date: 1973-4
- Pagination: 198 p.
- TRT Terms: Algorithms; Communication systems; Costs; Data collection; Fares; Information processing; Level of service; Management; Marketing; Paratransit services; Personnel; Project management; Public transit; Radio; Revenues; Ridership; Surveys; Systems engineering; Transit riders; Transportation operations; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Projects; Transportation management
- Geographic Terms: Michigan
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Finance; Highways; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00090951
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DAR-AATA-1 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM