The study has identified four major applications of para-transit services which could contribute substantially in the near future to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our urban transportation system. For the immediate future, perhaps the most important para-transit application is the increased use of high occupancy par-transit modes such as car pool, subscription bus, and jitney for high desnity home-to-work travel. A second important application of para-transit services is in serving low density travel demand, particularly when that demand is uneconomical for conventional transit. Third, the effectiveness of conventional transit services can be greatly increased by para-transit feeder services designed to collect and distribute transit passengers in areas of low demand density. Fourth mobility within business and commercial districts can be greatly improved by well regulated para-transit services, particularlytaxi, dial-a-ride, and jitney. /GMRL/

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    Athens Center for Ekistics

    P.O. Box 471
    Athens 13L,   Greece 
  • Authors:
    • Kirby, R F
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 19-27
  • Serial:
    • Ekistics
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: N248
    • Publisher: Athens Technological Organization
    • ISSN: 0013-2942

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  • Accession Number: 00158400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1981 12:00AM