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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. Transportation Research and Planning Office. Sponsored in part by Michigan Bureau of Transportation, Lansing.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ann Arbor Transportation Authority

    2700 South Industrial Highway
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48104

    Ford Motor Company

    Transportation Research and Planning Office
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48129

    Michigan Bureau of Transportation

    Lansing, MI  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Augustine, R
    • Dewey, M
    • Guenther, K
    • Koglin, T
    • Strichartz, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 198 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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