The forty two papers presented at the conference on demand-responsive transportation (DRT) are oriented toward a number of significant issues that are still unresolved and will impact the future of DRT. Three papers on the state-of-the-art of DRT examines the services and techniques used to provide those services. The role of DRT service in larger metropolitan areas with significant fixed route service is discussed and the importance of integrating DRT and fixed route systems is considered. Four papers cover aspects of planning for new and integrated DRT systems, and 2 papers discuss the implementation and operation of integrated transit services. Six papers describe the implementation and operation of new DRT services. Service for the elderly and handicapped (should it be combined with general DRT; and special vehicle design) is discussed in 2 papers, presented at the session devoted exclusively to taxicabs, examined the role of taxi companies in DRT operations, as well as the more general issues of taxicab operations. Research and development in DRT is covered in 4 papers. The role of automation is discussed and the issue of whether dispatching should be computer aided or computer controlled is examined. Four presentations on marketing and promtion of DRT, cover aspects such as fare structures, price-demand elasticities and marketing techniques and programs. Presentations were also made on system evaluation (2 papers) and political and public policy issues related to DRT (3papers). The panel and general discussions following the presentation of some papers are also included.

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    • Proceedings of the Fifth Annual International Conference on Demand-Responsive Transportation Systems conducted by the TRB, Nov. 11-13, 1974, Oakland, Calif.; and co-sponsored by American Public Transit Association, California DOT, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit, MIT, UMTA and Technology Sharing Program of U.S. DOT. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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  • Accession Number: 00126150
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  • Created Date: Dec 3 1982 12:00AM