Demand responsive transit, sometimes referred to as dial-a-ride or, more generally, paratransit, includes those services where a transit vehicle does not operate a fixed route, but rather calls at selected geographic points in response to specific service requests. Service may or may not be provided on a fixed schedule. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services are a subgroup designed specifically for persons who, because of a disability, cannot access or ride available fixed route services. Traveler response and related information are presented in this chapter for both services open to the general public and ADA services intended for persons with disabilities. This chapter, Chapter 6, will be of interest to transit and transportation planning practitioners, educators, researchers, and professionals across a broad spectrum of transportation and planning agencies; metropolitan planning organizations; and local, state, and federal government agencies.

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    • This Third Edition of the Handbook covers 18 topic areas, including essentially all of the nine topic areas in the 1981 edition, modified slightly in scope, plus nine new topic areas. Each topic is published as a chapter of TCRP Report 95. To access the chapters, select "TCRP, All Projects, B-12," from the TCRP website:
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  • Authors:
    • Spielberg, F
    • Pratt, R H
  • Publication Date: 2004


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.
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    • TCRP Report
    • Issue Number: 95
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1073-4872
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  • Accession Number: 00987721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309087635
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project B-12A FY '99
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2005 12:00AM