The long range goal of this research project is to design, develop and implement an experimental demand responsive multi-origin/destination taxi system. The overall research program consists of information acquisition, studies of deployment and allocation of equipment, and development of pricing mechanisms and operating procedures for a multi-origin/destination taxi system. The work is divided into three stages: (1) Preliminary design for single-origin/destination trips (exclusive rides); (2) prototype design for shared rides; and (3) design improvements and experimental operations in an urban environment. This report describes the second stage of development which includes (1) a fare calculation procedure for shared rides which has been filed as a tariff under the Certificate of Public Convenience for a common carrier and approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, (2) a base station located at a taxicab company which is equipped with computer, auxiliary storage, terminal and radio transmitter, and (3) a taxicab equipped with the RSVP System for testing technological capabilities and conducting experimental operations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-255 975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Frew Avenue and Margaret Morrison
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Au, T
    • Baumann, DMB
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-76T-34 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40081
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1981 12:00AM