Productivity and Cost-effectiveness of Demand Responsive Transit Systems

This research studies the impact on productivity and costs of two specific operating practices currently in used by demand responsive transit (DRT) systems. The first is the "time-window setting" in which the time range that the provider must pick up the customers is specified. The second practice is "zoning", a concept in which a number of DRT agencies divide their service area into regions,contracting the service in each of them to a different provider to simplify the management of the service. Historical demand data of a representative large-scale agency is analyzed. A simulation model used to represent the Los Angeles County DRT system is described. The analysis can be used by transit managers to understand and quantify the impact of changing either their zoning strategy or time window settings. The model is also considered to be applicable as a source for simulations on other DRT system environments.

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    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1720
  • Authors:
    • Dessouky, Maged
    • Ordâoänez, Fernando
    • Quadrifoglio, Luca
  • Publication Date: 2005-9


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: xiii, 37 p.
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  • Accession Number: 01007029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PRR-2005-29
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2005 8:41AM