The report documents the activities and operations of a Demand-Responsive Transportation Project in the East/Northeast and Greater Watts Model Neighborhoods of Los Angeles for the period of May 1, 1973 to April 30, 1974. Included are a chronology of events, a summary of operations, cost and performance data as well as an evaluation of the system performance. The project was undertaken to determine if demand-responsive public transportation, using subscription techniques, could be a successful and important service in supplementing existing fixed bus route operations within an inner city area. The study was to identify socio-economic, urban planning and transportation criteria, which, if successful, could be used in adopting similar dial-a-bus programs on a city or nationwide basis. The following were the program priorities in terms of provision of service: (1) persons requiring access to health and related facilities within the service areas; (2) elderly persons requiring transportation within the area; (3) persons without autos to shopping facilities; (4) youth to facilities and services available under Model programs; and (5) other priorities defined on the basis of project experience.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2950
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90036

    Los Angeles, City of, California

    Los Angeles City Demonstration Agency
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90012

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Rpt., UMTA-CA-06-0017-74-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1981 12:00AM