Significant, unresolved issues which will impact the future of demand-responsive transportation (DRT) are the focus of this International Conference on Demand-Responsive Transportation Systems. The integration of demand- responsive and fixed route services is of utmost importance in large metropolitan areas. Some area-wide approaches are being implemented in Ann Arbor, Rochester, Orange County, Toronto and other areas. The question of whether door-to- door service for the elderly and handicapped should be combined with the more general service was addressed, and the role of computers in automated dispatching systems was discussed. The conference also addressed the role of taxicab companies in DRT operations as well as the more general issues of taxicabs companies. The Committee on (Urban Transport Service Innovations) paratransit, which organized this conference, recognizes that DRT involves many different groups (transit, taxi, labor, government) who must cooperate with each other and coordinate their work. The Committee recognizes that several unresolved issues such as ride-sharing, vehicle design and institutional problems are common to the different paratransit concepts. It is also recognized that a successful urban transportation system should consist of integrated paratransit and transit services rather than independent uncoordinated services.

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  • Accession Number: 00126151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM