STATE OF THE ART OF DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION. SPEAKER 2

Demand-responsive transportation (DRT) provides effective suburban services which should be an integral part of metropolitan transit systems and closely coordinated with fixed-route, line-haul services. Operating economics will be realized by such a comprehensive service. Integrating DRT service into a larger system provides management flexibility. Fixed-route drivers can be used on DRT vehicles in off-peak hours to reduce total system costs. DRT service has been effective in raising local funds for transit operations. Origin-destination data collected as a by-product of DRT operations, particularly computer based operations, can contribute to a better use of vehicles and drivers in both types of services. Such data, which is useful in transit planning, can replace information now collected in surveys. A diversity of DRT scheduling methods have been identified and studies are now in progress to determine the best combination of scheduling methods under a variety of operating circumstances.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 5-7
  • Monograph Title: DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS & SERVICES
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM