Computerized Scheduling/Brokerage Demonstration Project in Vancouver

This paper describes how, in March of 1985, in order to foster the development of technology in order to improve transportation services for elderly and handicapped persons, the Transportation Development Centre of Transport Canada and British Columbia Transit initiated a jointly-sponsored, eighteen-month, scheduling/brokerage demonstration project in Vancouver. The primary objective of the demonstration project was to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of transit services for the disabled through the selection, implementation and demonstration of computerized scheduling/brokerage systems in Vancouver, with particular emphasis on the best application of microcomputer technology to the personalized from of transportation offered by special services. The end products of the project include: several computer software packages for special transit service operators, including user manuals and tutorial programs; a series of reports on computer-aided scheduling of special transit services; a report on the overall demonstration project; and, an audio-visual presentation of the results of the project.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 782-798
  • Monograph Title: Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 21-23, 1986

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2007 4:11PM