SHARED RIDE TAXI SYSTEMS: AN ANALYSIS IN SUMMARY

Two privately owned demand-responsive transportation systems, one in Davenport, Iowa, and the other in Hicksville, New York, were studied to determine the economic feasibility and marketability of these systems and the roles they play in small and medium-sized urban areas. The systems analyzed offer door-to-door service on a shared-ride basis using six-passenger automobiles. The overall objectives of the study were to: (1) Determine the cost, revenues, ridership, and other benefits of providing public transportation service with privately owned demand-responsive systems; (2) analyze the market demand for each level of service; (3) analyze the contribution of each level of service for providing mobility for specific segments of the urban community; (4) measure the economic viability of the different levels of service; (5) measure the demand for service as a function of level of service and pricing scheme; (6) determine the effectiveness of automatic scheduling and monitoring on system performance, costs, and revenues, if put into operation; and (7) determine the economic feasibility of these systems.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Transportation Center

    University of Tennessee
    309 Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Heathington, K W
    • Davis, FWJ
    • Griese, S C
    • Middendorf, D P
    • Brogan, J D
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TN-06-0004-73-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1981 12:00AM