WEDDING THE NEW TO THE TRADITIONAL IN BUS TRANSIT: DOOR-TO-DOOR AND FIXED-ROUTE SYSTEMS COMBINED IN CALIFORNIA

Details are given of the integrated transit system adopted by Santa Clara County, USA which had to provide a service to 1.07 million people spread of 1300 square miles by means of 200 buses. It was decided to use 110 of the buses for a fixed route service operating on major arterial roads only, and linking all important centres of activity, and to use the other 90 buses to provide a door-to-door service which would supplement the fixed route service; a control system was then selected which would integrate the entire bus fleet. Details are given of the computer assisted scheduling system adopted for the control of the door-to-door service. It is estimated that the combined system reaches 97 per cent of the population. Public response to the service has been very favourable. /TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Pott, J T
    • Helsing, R G
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00130533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1981 12:00AM