COMPARISON OF PRIVATELY AND PUBLICLY OWNED DEMAND-RESPONSIVE SYSTEMS

Urban transportation planners usually agree that urban systems can be put into 3 categories. One of these, multiple or shared-ride, demand-responsive systems, has received comparatively little investigation and consideration as a workable form of urban public transportation. This paper deals with this form of urban transit. Six publicly owned shared-ride systems are compared with 2 privately owned systems. Similar variables are observed, and conclusions are drawn from the observations. The information indicates that the private systems are servicing a large area with a smaller seating capacity. Both are attracting the same market segments, but the private systems are obtaining a higher average fare. This, coupled with the lower costs of the private operation, enables the private systems to operate at a profit while the majority of public systems operate at a deficit.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 11-20
  • Monograph Title: Transit planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024676
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM