RELATIONSHIP OF INNOVATIVE SERVICES TO A FAMILY OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

A mixture of different transportation services and providers are required to serve the varied markets and needs in an urban area. Innovative services such as ride sharing and demand-responsive transportation provide new opportunities to serve markets that are currently not served by more traditional services. Communities such as Westport, Connecticut, have demonstrated that these services can be combined in a complementary fashion, so that the different services reinforce, rather than complete with, one another. By offering a range of services provided by different suppliers, a unique system has been created that has had a significant impact on the community. Westport shows what can be achieved by a single community, and the lessons of this and other communities with the family-of-services concept must be diffused on a much broader basis. To achieve this, changes are required on a local and federal level. These changes require an increased awareness of available options and approaches, incentives to adapt these options and approaches where appropriate, and new institutional arrangements to accommodate the changes. An increased emphasis on service implementation and coordination is required, and different relations between planning and operations are appropriate.

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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 4-10
  • Monograph Title: URBAN TRANSPORT SERVICE INNOVATIONS
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  • Accession Number: 00193692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028175
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  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM