AN EVALUATION OF A DOWNTOWN CIRCULATOR BUS SERVICE

A circulator service in Kansas City, Missouri is described, the need for such a service in a downtown area is discussed, and the Kansas City service is evaluated. The Dime-A-Time circulator service was introduced in Kansas City on a single route and designed to move people throughout the downtown area. Two new routes were introduced later in the year and bus headways were changed to 7 minutes in the 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. period. An initial free service promotion period was subsidized by an organization of downtown business interests. Arguments in favor of a downtown circulator service are briefly reviewed and possible alternatives to such a service are outlined. The study indicates that cost is only one element in Dime-A-Time decision making; revenue and costs together must control decisions. The lowest-cost method of providing downtown circulator service is by offering a low zone fare on regular route transit buses. Comments are made on the disadvantages of such a downtown service, and the opinion is expressed that a downtown curculcator service provides a significant improvement in transit service at modest cost.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Veatch, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 615-629
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1981 12:00AM