Dial-a-bus demand estimating techniques often have overestimated patronage, and have contributed to deficits as unacceptable as the deficits incurred on the fixed-route system replaced by dial-a-bus. A simple demand model for estimating dial-a-bus ridership has been developed. The model takes into consideration the population, type of service operated, hours of service and distance to the major trip generator. A test application of the model estimated actual ridership within 10%. It has been concluded that the model is accurate enough for planning purposes and can, therefore, be used as a guide by transportation planners as input into the analysis of required funding for dial-a-bus installations. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to RTAC Annual Conference, September 18-21, 1978, Ottawa.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Association of Canada

    2323 St Laurent Boulevard
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1G 4J8
  • Authors:
    • King, J M
    • Shortreed, J H
    • Edens, H J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM