The successful operation is described of a demand-responsive transportation (DRT) system in Huntington Park, California, and the opinion is expressed that DRT operation is entirely compatible with taxicab operation. The employees of the taxicab company (the successful bidders for the city's DRT operation), took only 3 hours for adjusting to the new operations. The city which uses federal revenue sharing funds to buy the services, is supplied with drivers, vehicles and vehicle maintenance. The cost to the city is $8.25/hour. Rates are 25 cents for children, adults and senior citizens alike. Two buses are operated from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., and carry an average of 95 passengers/day/bus. The vehicle used is a 16-passenger van. A third bus is now needed (to meet the growing ridership) with a lift for handling of the handicapped, particularly those in wheelchairs. After 9 months of operation, it is concluded that no matter how high the ridership is, at the current rate structure, the operation will never be profitable.

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    • Presented at 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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    • Greyshock, Donald G
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 91-92
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  • Accession Number: 00126177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM