INTEGRATED PARA-TRANSIT TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR OFF-PEAK LOW DENSITY TRAVEL. REPORT 3. PLANNING METHODOLOGY

The report provides guidelines for planning paratransit for off-peak and/or non-work travel. This report considers the cost-effectiveness of implementing separate demand responsive systems or of using a traditional fixed route system for serving off-peak trips. It also presents a series of models for estimating user and supplier costs of various types of midday fixed route bus and Dial-A-Ride service. The models are then applied under a set of assumptions (which the planner may vary to suit his or her local conditions) to delineate the circumstances (demand density, service area size, level of service, etc.) under which either Dial-A-Ride or fixed route service would be more cost-effective in providing off-peak transportation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Report 2, PB-295465. Also available in a set of 3 reports, PB-295463-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    School of Urban Sciences
    Chicago, IL  United States  60680

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Baker, D
    • Sue, L C
    • Walsh, M
    • McKnight, C
    • Johnson, C
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IL-11-0023-79-3Final Rpt
  • Files: NTIS, TSR, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM