This is the final report of the Cranston TRANSVAN, a demonstration program of low-cost, demand-responsive transportation for the elderly and the handicapped of Cranston, Rhode Island, a suburban community of over 75,000 population. This report covers activities from Sept. '72 through Dec. '74. TRANSVAN'S unique and innovative scheduling provides a combination of services to maximize the utilization of the systems 3 buses to best serve subscriber demands. Fixed and flexible routes, variable fixed schedule and dial-a-ride, all door-to-door and on demand, operate in concert. Transportation services offered have been: Mon. through Fri., personal trips for medical services, grocery and retail shopping, senior club meetings, personal business, and charters and connections; Sat. group recreational trips; and Fri. evening and Sun. worship service. This report presents a picture of the project in terms of planning, organization and operation and includes data, maps and statistics. Drawings and pictures of the 19-passenger buses as redesigned for the program are included. One of the three buses has a special elevator to allow easy access for passengers in wheelchairs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Duffy and Shanley, Incorporated

    Providence, RI  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-RI-06-0006-75-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM