The history of taxicab operations in the paratransit mode is briefly reviewed, and comments are made with regard to its future. The statistics for taxicab operations (the number and types of vehicles, and employee level) are noted. The major concern of the industry at the present time, are maintaining and expanding ridership, controlling costs, diversifying operations, and integrating services with other modes. To provide an equitable arrangement in public transportation, the industry advocates the following: subsidze the rider; enter into contractual arrangements for public transportation with private companies which are the most cost efficient; and provide direct subsidies for captial improvements and operations to private companies that are currently providing services below replacement and operating costs of a new system. Areas for future research are: ridership characteristics; liability insurance rates and alternatives such as self insurance; the termination of demonstration projects; comparative studies of various transportation modes, and measures of productivity.

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    • Paratransit: Proceedings of a conference held November 9-12, 1975, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Gallagher, Richard V
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM