Since its formation in 1968, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) has made significant strides in shifting the emphasis from private automobiles to public transportation. This paper details the implementation of a system that has grown from ground zero in 1968 to 1,600,000 riders in fiscal year 1974-75. The attendant growth of AATA's capital equipment and annual operating budget is similarly impressive. Funding has been derived from federal and state grants and a local property tax adopted by the voters in 1973. The local funding support is important because it demonstrates a high level of community support for the transit system and furnishes the required matching funds for larger state and federal grants. The AATA system is truly demand responsive since it includes planning and service revisions as well as the dial-a-ride service. It is anticipated that the respective importance of dial-a-ride and line- haul service will shift as the system matures and ridership reaches a much higher level. Long-range growth can be ensured only because AATA continues to monitor public response to its service and to implement required changes. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 16-19
  • Monograph Title: Demand-responsive transportation systems and other paratransit services
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  • Accession Number: 00156103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025834
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM