This report deals with a new concept in public transport, the taxi bus. A simulation model for the study of this new system has been developed. Details are given of a major application example performed with this model in relation to a large urban area of 90,000 population, comprising areas of varying development density. The simulations show that, outside rush periods, 15-seater taxi buses can cope with up to 1000 passengers per hour. The number of vehicles required for this is double that in present bus services, but the standard of service is greatly improved, since the taxi bus collects passengers at their homes and takes them directly to their destinations. The system can also be used with advantage during rush periods as a complement to conventional bus routes, in order to cater for "odd" journey requirements. It would seem that the introduction of taxi bus traffic on a large scale will result in a greater degree of equality between different traffic users, not only between car owners and non-owners but also between urban and rural dwellers. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Saab-Scania AB

    Linkoeping,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Bjelkaaker, S
  • Publication Date: 1975


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM