Dial-a-bus is a personalized type of transit service which responds directly to the user's demand for transportation by picking him up at his doorstep rather than requiring him to walk to a bus stop. It may have some, or no, fixed routes or schedules, but in any event usually requires the intending user to request service in advance. The level of service offered falls somewhere between that of a taxi and conventional fixed route transit. This papers looks at the history of dial-a-bus in Ontario. It reviews the experience gained by implementation in various Ontario centers and also gives a general prediction to the future development of a dial-a-bus system. /RTAC/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission, Can

    1500 St Laurent Boulevard
    Ottawa, ONo K1G 0Z8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Bonsall, J A
    • Simpkins, B D
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1981 12:00AM