The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has been practicing transportation system management since 1973. The most important program element is the incremental implementation of demand-responsive services that operate in close coordination with the line bus system. Ridership has tripled during the past 3 years. Management of such a system is difficult. Political leaders are not easily satisfied; some want a high-efficiency, high-capacity line bus system; others want a small, stable, unchanging system. Neither side can always accept that constant incremental change is the proper way to achieve the desired end state. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority must also work with other transportation agencies to ensure coordination and within its own staff to maintain the momentum that has been responsible for its success. This paper describes the Ann Arbor Transportation System and the planning philosophy behind that system as it relates to TSM. /Author/

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    • From TRB Special Report No. 172, Transportation System Management, proceedings of a conference held November 7-10, 1976, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. DOT in cooperation with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Hackley, Thomas
    • Guenther, Karl W
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: pp 91-94
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  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM