The Valley Transit District (VTD) demonstration project is located in an area in southwestern Connecticut which consists of the four towns of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, and Shelton. Among the accomplishments of the VTD project are: Demand bus operation over a 56 square mile area; investigation of dispatching for wide area demand systems; incorporation of new features for the handicapped; testing of the attractiveness of small vehicles with luxury interior; provision of a unified transport system for regional health and social services; establishment of a new transit district law in Connecticut; and a flexible multi-service operational system. Another feature is the demonstration of a computer-processed credit card fare system called FAIRTRAN which has: deferred billing; a provision for any complexity of fare structure; a cost accountable, selective, user subsidy feature called FARESHARE; and comprehensive ride and demographic data collection capabilities. Chapters specifically address: (1) system operations, which includes sections on marketing, energy, financial analysis, handicapped demand, the dispatching system, and a survey; (2) the fare system; and (3) vehicle design.

  • Corporate Authors:

    RRC International Incorporated

    Latham, NY  United States 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Valley Transit District

    Derby, CT  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Pagination: 298 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136818
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt., UMTA-CT-06-0003-75-1
  • Contract Numbers: CT-06-0003
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2003 12:00AM