This paper outlines as background the problems of bus operation in outer-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and includes data on factors which contribute to these problems. It covers the setting-up and operation of an experimental demand-responsive bus service introduced, with financial assistance from the Victorian Transport Ministry, to meet these problems. Data collected on the operation up to the end of March, 1978 is included. Comment is made on the difference between costs and revenue, and how the operation may be developed to possibly reduce costs and increase patronage. /Author/TRRL/

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    • Austalian Transport Research Forum. Fourth Annual Meeting, May 24-26, 1978, Perth, Forum Papers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Australia Director General of Transport

    68 St. Georges TCE
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • USHER, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00183429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM