DEMAND RESPONSIVE TRANSPORT: THE FIRST SIX MONTHS

Two experimental demand responsive bus services were established in the Melbourne suburbs of Lilydale and St. Albans on the 24th October 1977. The services were initiated with the following objectives: (I) to measure level of demand, (II) to establish a relationship between the characteristics of an area and the likely success of a demand-responsive service, (III) to examine the operational aspects of a simple dial-a-bus service in a suburban environment. Both services were in operation for six months. The six months trial period ended on the 22nd April, 1978 and it was decided at that stage to continue both services for a further three months with significant alteration to fares, timetables and areas served. The conclusions reached was that the services as established required a subsidy beyond that which the Ministry could support throughout the state. The experimental period demonstrated the potential of demand responsive bus services and further development was encouraged by the existence of opportunities to reduce costs and increase revenue. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    VICTORIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

    MELBOURNE,    
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM