The use of taxicabs as feeders to fixed-route transit is discussed. Reasons for involving privately operated taxicabs as feeders to publicly subsidized systems are presented and three existing systems are described to illustrate some of the benefits and problems associated with this innovative type of operation. The major questions about feeder service pertaining to economics, quality of service, and demand are reviewed, and the institutional issues that may inhibit using taxicabs as feeders are discussed. A proposal is outlined for an experimental demonstration for a large urban area. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Paratransit services
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM