AN ANALYSIS OF TWO PRIVATELY OWNED SHARED-RIDE TAXI SYSTEMS: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The report is the executive summary of a comprehensive study of the markets, economic characteristics and operation of two privately owned, demand-responsive transportation systems in operation in Davenport, Iowa, and Hicksville, New York. Objectives of the study are stated and the study areas examined. In terms of the characteristics of bus and shared-ride taxi usage, the level of ridership, roles of bus and shared-ride taxi service, level of service, market composition, frequency of use, and modal choice determinants are addressed. Revenue, goods movement, and costs are presented in the section on economic considerations. Attitudes toward public involvement, management and organization, and the potential of shared-ride taxi service are discussed.
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University of Tennessee, Knoxville203 Administration Building
Knoxville, TN USA 37996-0700
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Heathington, K W
- Davis, FWJ
- Symons, R T
- Middendorf, D P
- Griese, S C
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Benefit cost analysis; Bus transit; Costs; Demand responsive transportation; Economic analysis; Economic conditions; Economic impacts; Freight transportation; Level of service; Market research; Marketing; Mode choice; Passenger vehicles; Planning; Revenues; Ridership; Surveys; Taxicabs; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Services
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus transportation (Intracity); Modal selection
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00093020
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TN-06-0004-75-2
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 18 1981 12:00AM