COMBINED CONTROL CENTRE FOR TAXIS IN LUDVIKA

GEMENSAM BESTAELLNINGSCENTRAL FOER TAXI I LUDVIKA: ETT KTB-PROJECKT OM SAMORDNING AV SAMHAELLSSUBVENTIONERADE TAXIUPPDRAG

The cost of concessionary travel service, journeys to doctor and hospital, and school journeys, has continued to rise. An investigation in a rural area around Ludvika showed that in 1981 over 50% of taxi journeys and about 60% of income of taxi firms were paid for by society. In the outlying rural areas 90% of taxi journeys are of this type. A project was carried out to see if taxi journeys can be coordinated by using one control centre for all taxi journeys in the county. After one year it was found that only 13% of public journeys, one third of that expected, were coordinated. The cost to the municipality was too high. Travellers did not like having to wait for taxis. Taxi firms were not keen on losing their freedom of action and continued to take bookings themselves. Over a period of 3 months taxis were used instead of buses for some services. Theoretical saving to the county was sek 14500 (36%). The scheme worked well apart from a few occasions. On Saturdays buses had to be used. Results would have been even better if taxis had needed to be booked in advance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportforskningsberedningen

    Wennerbergsgatan 10
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Nord, L
  • Publication Date: 1985

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TFB Stencil 5
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM