The report focuses on documenting and assessing the evolution and operations of the Reston Commuter Bus (RCB). RCB is a good example of a community group overcoming many legal, regulatory, and institutional constraints to develop and refine a viable commuter bus service for community residents. UMTA sponsored this review and assessment of RCB because the RCB approach to commuter bus service is of potential interest and applicability to other communities across the country. RCB is a community-based nonprofit corporation which operates a non-subsidized, weekday, peak-period express commuter bus service operating between Reston, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area employment centers. RCB is managed essentially by volunteer support. Since 1968 RCB has contracted with public and private carriers to operate the service. The current RCB service is supplied by a private carrier. This report examines the current RCB service operations, the development of the service and the organization, as well as ridership, cost, and productivity data. It addresses the viability of RCB service in terms of contractual costs of transportation weighed against the revenue generated by system ridership. System productivity is addressed over time by comparing actual and breakeven load factors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    CACI, Incorporated

    12011 San Vicente Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90049

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Furniss, R E
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-47 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1082
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM