For too long and in too many areas, transit operations have seemingly cared little for what their customers wanted. Transit systems have forced ridership to acquiesce to fixed routes and time tables. As Congress prepares to slash federal transportation funding, transit agencies are forced to take a long look at their current services, and perhaps develop a new transit vision. The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), in Detroit, Michigan, has totally revamped its services providing increased community coverage, coordination, flexibility and the ability to target specific potential rider markets. It has developed a system that directly responds to the community's needs. It can be used as an example of how modern transportation system can become part of the community's solution.

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  • Authors:
    • Bogren, S
  • Publication Date: 1995-11


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  • Accession Number: 00714546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 5 1995 12:00AM