KCMR DIAL-A-RIDE STUDY: REPORT NUMBER 1. DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE POTENTIAL IN THE KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN REGION

This study is comprised of 6 reports that encompass all of the major facets of a demand-responsive system. It is designed to assist the Mid-America Regional Council and local government agencies in the detailed service planning of Dial-A-Ride services in the Kansas City Metropolitan Region. A small pilot system was applied in Independence, Missouri, and a larger pilot system was applied in Johnson County, Kansas. Report No. 1 presents background and existing developments of demand-responsive systems in the KCMR. It presents relationships between general public systems vs. specialized systems (which are provided for the elderly and handicapped). It compares the various services, their applicability, potential and funding, and points out the limits and limitations of the Dial-A-Ride program. It was found that Dial-A-Ride service to the general public should be seriously considered for expansion of public transportation in major portions of the KCMR, and especially in medium and lower density suburban areas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Huron River Group, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., Missouri Transportation Associates, Kansas City, and Bishop Engineers, Inc., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mid-America Regional Council

    20 West 9th Street
    Kansas City, MO  USA  64152

    Huron River Group, Incorporated

    1479 Maywood
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48108

    Missouri Transportation Associates

    600 Tenmain Center
    Kansas City, MO  USA  64106

    Bishop Engineers, Incorporated

    5100 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO  USA  64112

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0047-77-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1981 12:00AM