DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Two privately owned demand-responsive transportation systems were investigated to determine the economic feasibility and marketability of these systems and the roles that they play in small- to medium-sized urban areas. The 2 systems are operated by innovative taxicab companies that offer door-to-door service in 6-passenger automobiles on a shared-ride basis. This paper summarizes the results of preliminary analyses of some of the basic information collected on the daily operations of these systems. The 2 companies differ in terms of fleet size, service area, fare structure, types of service offered, market strategies, and goals. Those differences are reflected in ridership, level-of-service, and economic characteristics. Preliminary results reveal the systems to be economically viable, marketable, and important components of the total public transportation system.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 47-55
  • Monograph Title: NEW TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902367X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM