THE CHARACTERISTICS, USES AND POTENTIALS OF TAXICAB TRANSPORTATION

Taxicab transportation is a significant segment of urban transportation. Taxicabs, along with other "paratransit" type systems, provide service with characteristics between the automobile and mass transportation. Consequently, they are well suited to a number of special purposes. Taxicabs currently serve a wide range of trip purposes by travellers with varied socio-economic characteristics. Taxicab transportation is most attractive for serving lower density area and off-peak travel particularly where there is only minimal mass transit service. In this regard, taxicabs are a supplement to conventional mass transit. The use of taxicabs for collection and distribution functions for both passengers and freight is gradually being realized. The multiple use of taxicabs offers advantages of increasing taxicab productivity and reducing individual trip costs. Many of the problems related to taxicabs are regulatory and institutional in nature. Unless these constraints are eased or removed, wider application of taxicab transportation, including productivity gains, will be limited. /Author/

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    Elsevier Science

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  • Authors:
    • WEINER, E
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 351-367
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  • Accession Number: 00129948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM