A new approach to commuter-oriented bus operations is studied. Advantage is taken of the spread in working hours in an employment center by having each bus make multiple trips during peak periods. Buses serve the first shift and then return with additional passengers to serve subsequent shifts. Groups of buses are assigned to make trips of various lengths. The service resembles subscription bus service; however, the increased productivity results in breakeven fares which should attract a large segment of non-transit dependent travelers almost irrespective of commuting distance. Procedures for developing and applying the service are provided, particularly using trip combinations of various lengths which can serve two to four staggered shifts. As a concluding test of feasibility, the service is applied to an actual employment center.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Corporation

    2350 East El Sequdo Boulevard
    El Sequndo, CA  United States  90245

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Service & Method Demonstration, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Schnitt, A
    • Bush, L R
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ATR-76(7583)-1 Final Rpt., UMTA-CA-06-0084-76-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-60024
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM