DIAL-A-RIDE IN THE CONTEXT OF DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL

Dial-a-ride service has become one of a number of possible demand-responsive small-bus transportation systems. A comparison of several systems suggests that a well-marketed fixed-route bus system can be far more cost effective than dial-a-ride in low-density areas. The concept of demand-responsive public transportation should be broadened to include well-planned fixed-route transit. Dial-a-ride appears to have greater value for special-need groups (e.g., elderly, handicapped) and at times when fixed-route transit would be uneconomical. Better integration with fixed-route elements is essential. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 26-29
  • Monograph Title: Demand-responsive transportation systems and other paratransit services
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025834
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM