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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  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    203 Administration Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-0700

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Heathington, K W
    • Davis, FWJ
    • Symons, R T
    • Middendorf, D P
    • Griese, S C
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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