Electronic data processing (EDP) equipment used by the Yellow Cab Company of Los Angeles has demonstrated that the use of such equipment in dispatching demand-responsive vehicles is technically and economically feasible for an operation handling a minimum of 2,700 orders per day. The equipment receives and validates all types of incoming orders. Orders are automatically routed to the appropriate sender, and the first, second, and third alternate stand calls are displayed along with the address. The system automatically displays advance calls before the required service time. Call backs, repeat calls, cancellations, special and emergency calls are all handled appropriately. Several business-oriented reports monitor the total communications operation and the individual performance of the operators. The computer hardware consists of 2 Data General Nova series minicomputers of 32K each, 2 dual disk driver units, 1 line printer, 1 teletype, 14 Hazeltime CRTs, and appropriate switching gear to enable the system to be fully backed up in case of computer hardware failure.

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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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    • Davidson, John H
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 103-104
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  • Accession Number: 00126180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM