PARATRANSIT: STRATEGIES FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

Taxi and dial-a-ride operations are paratransit modes which could increase their fuel efficiency more than six times if steps were taken to deal with the regulatory financial and administrative problems, and by implementing strategies designed to capture a larger portion of the transportation market. Taxi industry regulations should be changed to achieve more productive service operations and higher occupancy. Productivity levels of many-to-one and many-to-few dial-a-ride operations are higher than those of many-to-many operations. Wait-time policy, hours of operation and selective expansion of the service area are other factors which affect energy efficiency. Three categories of strategies for increasing energy efficiency of these modes are identified: individual-those in which the modes are implemented by themselves in an energy-efficient manner; supporting-those which enhance the individual implementations by encouraging high occupancy or increasing the level of service; and integrated - those which coordinate operations with other high-occupancy modes. Some selective implementation strategies are summarized in a table.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Arrillaga, B
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 39-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1981 12:00AM