This report is a description of the operational development of the commuter transportation brokerage system that was in operation in Knoxville, Tennessee through 30 June 1977. When the Knoxville Commuter Pool (KCP) was established, the concept of a transportation broker came into effect with the intention that if it proved workable, it would become an arm of the proposed City Department of Transportation. The initial purpose of this research was to develop and operationalize an multi-modal public and private transportation service throughout the Knoxville metropolitan area. The instrument through which the project objectives would be obtained was the transportation broker who could coordinate all modes of transportation. The broker would not promote one mode of transportation over another, but would promote all modes in order that the broad objectives of the community would be met. Each individual commuter or group requesting service would be provided with a series of transportation alternatives that permitted the highest level of service at the lowest possible cost. These alternatives included vanpooling, which this study addresses extensively. KCP is now working under the City Department of Transportation, and its future plans include a continued effort to find better ways to promote all forms of ridesharing. There was not time to realize the full potential of the brokerage concept by 30 June 1977. However, sufficient accomplishments were achieved to show that the brokerage concept has the potential of solving many of the transportation problems with which cities are now faced. /UMTA/

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  • Pagination: 142 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TN-06-0006-77-2Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: TN-06-0006
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1981 12:00AM