The principal conclusions and observations are listed of the workshop which addressed the potential for improved service through cooperative and coordinated operation of paratransit elements and conventional transit. The workshop sought to ascertain the opportunities for and potential roadblocks to such integrated systems, and to identify mechanisms and strategies needed to bring the systems into operation. The workshop identified the spectrum of urban transportation markets and needs and determined the kinds of paratransit or conventional transit service best suited to them. The potential synergisms between and among the different kinds of transit services are discussed, and problems and solutions in the planning and implementation of all transit services are identified. Some of the conclusions listed here relate to: the ideal mix of the various paratransit and conventional transit; the unimodal approach; transportation for the transit-dependent; integrated systems; ridership densities; organization and organizational criteria; planning; the need for information; and the need for reliable forecasts of total equipment needs.

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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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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00138460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM