In 1995, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) conducted a study designed to test whether automatic vehicle location (AVL) could be used to improve paratransit productivity. The research was based on a case study conducted at a paratransit provider in Miami. The study found that AVL technology could potentially benefit paratransit systems by providing better and more accurate information relating to productivity and real-time service monitoring. A checklist for paratransit systems considering the implementation of AVL is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation University Research Institute Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5375

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hardin, J A
    • Mathias, R G
    • Pietrzyk, M C
  • Publication Date: 1996-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUTI94USF4
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1996 12:00AM