TAXIS AND OTHER PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES. SPEAKER 4

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.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 91-92
  • Monograph Title: DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS & SERVICES
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM