Purposes of this report are to develop advanced dial-a-ride control procedures based on the experience gained in Haddonfield, NJ and to explicitly investigate the problem of controlling integrated dial-a-ride fixed route transit services. Objectives of this project can be subdivided into four tasks: (1) evaluation of simulation effectiveness and upgrading of simulation capabilities; (2) evaluation of the present dial-a-ride control algorithm used in Haddonfield, and identification of shortcomings and areas for improvement; (3) development of advanced computer control algorithms in the context of single module dial-a-ride systems incorporating better utilizations; and (4) definition, description, and evaluation of roles for computer scheduling which incorporate interfaces to each other and to existing conventional modes of transportation. This report describes work accomplished to date.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    School of Engineering
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, NHM
    • Weissberg, R W
    • Higonnet, B T
    • Hauser, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R75-27 Intrm Rpt., UMTA-MA-11-0024-75-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM