THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

The author outlines the history of the Toronto Transit Commission (TCC). Consideration is then given to surface transit and the subway system. Details are given of the demand-responsive dial-a-bus system. Further areas of experimentation are listed including automatic passenger counting, automatic vehicle monitoring, preferential treatment of buses at traffic signals and computerised scheduling. A brief description is given of the system by which operating staff could choose the mode on which to work and preferred time and it is suggested that there should be improvements not only in technology but also in operating techniques. The discussion which followed the paper is included. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University, England

    Claremont Tower, NE1 7RU
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Sansom, J H
    • Ennor, P D
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00137963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM