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. 2 describes the dispatching and communication requirements for small Dial-A-Ride systems, such as the small pilot system in Independence, Missouri, and for a large integrated system, such as the one proposed for Northeastern Johnson County, Kansas. The report presents operating procedures and design and cost considerations for the equipment of the systems, as well as a glossary of radio terminology. 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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mid-America Regional Council

    20 West 9th Street
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64152

    Bishop Engineers, Incorporated

    5100 Main Street
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64112

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169304
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0047-77-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1981 12:00AM