Ann Arbor, Michigan, has had a dial-a-ride service operating since 1971. Since passage of a special property tax for transit in 1973, dial-a-ride has expanded its role and ridership. It is now totally integrated with line-haul bus service within the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority's operation. Weekday service provides for coordinated transfers between dial-a-ride collector-distributor vehicles and line-haul buses at several points within the system. Dial-a-ride has helped the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority secure a dramatic increase in ridership over the past two years. The transit system is operating within budget. Staged incremental implementation has allowed the introduction of dial-a-ride with a relatively high degree of reliability and minimal disruption. A great deal of operational fine tuning has been done within each small implementation. Satisfactory results are being obtained with dial-a-ride vans and with a semiautomated computer-assisted dispatching system. Cost and productivity data are provided. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 20-25
  • Monograph Title: Demand-responsive transportation systems and other paratransit services
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  • Accession Number: 00156104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025834
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM