SOME PROMISING INNOVATIONS IN TAXICAB OPERATIONS

Several promising innovations in taxicab service provisions are presented and subsidy mechanisms which have been implemented or proposed are discussed. Well designed experimentation with such innovations could be a means of stimulating greater interest on the part of planners, policy-makers, regulators and public transportation operators in broadening the role of taxicabs in urban transportation. Four types of shared rider services are identified (dial-a-ride, hail-a-ride, subscription, and jitney) and specific operations are described. Removal of restrictions imposed by state or local regulations would increase the scope and variety of taxicab services. It is argued that taxicabs should be given greater consideration as potential providers of publicly subsidized transportation services.

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    Elsevier Science

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  • Authors:
    • Kirby, R F
    • Miller, G K
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 369-386
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  • Accession Number: 00128951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM