Rural public transportation demonstration funds are authorized by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973. To determine rural public transportation needs and evaluate parameters of service the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture operates such a demonstration project. Essentially a dial-a-ride minibus service, the system has recently been expanded to serve 21 counties and has the following objectives: to collect relevant cost data; to determine efficiency measures, including optimum procedures for scheduling and dispatching; and to enhance the effectiveness of interagency coordination of transportation laternatives. The ultimate goal is to develop a statewide rural transportation network. In a discussion of rural transportation system needs, alternative systems, administrative and legislative developments and future models are considered.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Larson, T D
    • Lima, P M
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 369-384
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM