The lack of adequate transportation services has been a major impediment to the development and growth of satellite communities outside of major metropolitan areas. This paper presents an approach for selecting and organizing transportation services for commuting trips between satellite communities and metropolitan areas. The services of interest are designed as "commuter clubs" in which most of the administrative functions are performed by volunteers. This approach allows inexpensive services to be offered when travel demand is low and supports gradual development of services for a small start. An analytical technique that makes use of the commuter-club approach is presented for formulating, describing evaluating, and comparing alternative transportation services. Analytical results suggest that van-pooling and subscription bus services are attractive for a wide range of satellite cities. Other services--car pooling, commuter rail, and air--can be attractive in special situations. All require a coordinating function for providing advice, support, and help with problems. This function can best be performed within the satellite-city government. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-30
  • Monograph Title: Paratransit services
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  • Accession Number: 00184196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM