The Urban Mass Transportation Administration's Service and Methods Demonstration (SMD) Program addresses the national need to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of public transportation services of innovative transit operating techniques and services which utilize existing technology. This report contains a description of the SMD Program for Fiscal Year 1977. Program activities and accomplishments are reviewed, including current and future demonstration project descriptions, project findings, and other support activities. Project findings are organized into four program areas: Conventional Transit, Pricing and Service Innovations, Paratransit, and Special User Groups. In this report, results of demonstration projects and studies leading to or in support of demonstrations are summarized. Areas where there are gaps in the understanding of innovative concepts are mentioned, together with future projects aimed at obtaining necessary experience to arrive at more conclusive understanding of the applicability and potential of these concepts. Other activities carried out in support of the demonstrations are reviewed, such as the development of structured approach to project evaluations, studies of independently initiated local innovations, and the information dissemination program. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • KENDALL, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 343 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0049-78-6, MA-06-0049
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM