AN ANALYSIS OF COMMUTER VAN EXPERIENCE
The report analyzes the planning, organization, and operation of commuter van programs (often called van pools) in the U.S. and Canada. More than 30 existing operations have been examined and classified by considering the major organizational arrangements for providing the service. The potential benefits van commuting generates for the users, employers and community are discussed, and the paper presents guidelines on the demand environment and indicates the service characteristics that are likely to be important in attracting riders. Major legal issues including public regulation, competition with bus transit, liability and insurance, and implications of driver compensation are also reviewed. The potential for widespread van programs and the proposals for large-scale, areawide van service are also discussed.
- Paper copy also available in set of 2 reports as PB-252 303-SET, PC$8.00.
Washington, DC USA 20037
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Miller, G K
- Green, M A
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transportation; Communities; Commuting; Insurance; Level of service; Liabilities; Liability insurance; Organizations; Public transit; Regulation; Regulations; Transportation; Travel demand; User benefits; Vanpools
- Uncontrolled Terms: Services
- Geographic Terms: Canada; United States
- Subject Areas: Law; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00136802
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UI-5050-2-2 Final Rpt., UMTA-DC-06-0120-76-1
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 13 2003 12:00AM