This report contains a description of the Service and Methods Demonstration Program. Recently completed and current and future demonstration projects are described and project results from similar demonstrations are compared. The comparisons are made by grouping projects according to the program objectives addressed: 1) decrease transit travel time; 2) increase transit reliability; 3) increase transit coverage; 4) increase transit vehicle productivity; and 5) improve the mobility of transit dependents. Independent activities carried out in support of the demonstrations are described, such as the development of evaluation guidelines and improved methodologies for demonstration evaluation, analytical studies in support of the development of experimental demonstrations, studies of independent local innovations, and case studies of transit operations in small communities. Information dissemination mechanisms and activities intended to facilitate more widespread knowledge of effective approaches to improving transit are discussed. /UMTA/

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    Transportation Systems Center

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    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • KENDALL, D
    • Abkowitz, M
    • Casey, R
    • Heaton, C
    • Simkowitz, H
    • Slavin, H
    • Waksman, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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  • Pagination: 562 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00165776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • ISBN: MA-06-0049
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-0049-77-2 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM