THE GRAND RAPIDS DIAL-A-RIDE. A DEMAND RESPONSIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE TRANSPORTATION PROJECT

This is the final report of a demonstration project, conducted in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 1971 through August 1974. The purpose of the project was to develop a demand-responsive public transportation system which would supplement the existing fixed-route, fixed-schedule transit operations. The system was primarily oriented to the inner-city poor and elderly residents and their needs for travel to jobs, health and social service facilities, and cultural and recreational activities. The chapters of the report are: introduction; operating plan summary; dispatching and evaluation design; operations and training; interim results from summer operation; final results from 13 month full operation; and conclusions. Appendices are 'Transportation Inventory Survey of the Grand Rapids Model Neighborhood' and 'Model Cities Evaluation Report.'

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Grand Rapids City Demonstration Agency

    Model Cities Program
    Grand Rapids, MI  USA 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Ford Motor Company

    23400 Michigan Avenue
    Dearborn, MI  USA  48124
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-MI-06-0004-74-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM