The process undertaken to transfer a demand-responsive dial-a-bus service from federally funded, experimental-demonstration status to permanent-operation status is described. The particular project described suffered from a local financial condition that was insufficient to support dial-a-bus services, technical difficulties, and problems in perceived attitudes toward the project. The strategy developed included an independent assessment of the program, consultant recommendations modified by local staff, expansion of the service to two additional areas, areawide service to the handicapped and elderly, attempts to negotiate the labor clearances necessary to permit competitive solicitation of service vendors, and approval of an extended demonstration by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. /Author/

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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: pp 124-128
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  • Accession Number: 00193711
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  • ISBN: 0309028175
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  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM