The results of a 10 - month study of the potential for rural transit development and coordination of human service agency transportation in Broome County and the town of Owego, New York, are presented. Existing conditions in the study area are described, as well as the planned rural transit system design. Consideration is given to alternative rural transit systems, the recommended transit system design, the 5 - year development program for the area, the management approach, the implementation plan, the marketing plan, and human service agency coordination. The recommended rural transit system is a demand - response service with a 24 - hour advance notice requirement. This service will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Coordinated transfers between the rural transit system and the Broome Transit System will be available in downtown Binghamton. The basic fare for the recommended system is $0.25 per trip. It is also recommended that one free transfer to the Broome Transit System be allowed for each trip into the urban area and that a discount ticket program be initiated. The proposed management structure for the rural transit system includes the Broome County structure which is already operational and a transportation commission for the town of Owego. Data on financial projections and the cost structure are provided. Coordination and consolidation are the two key concepts recommended to facilitate implementation in the study area. Five coordination and consolidation elements are identified: information and referral coordination, volunteer driver coordination, an operations clearinghouse, centralized dispatching, and consolidation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Executive Summary available from PROJECT SHARE, P.O. Box 2309, Rockville, Md. 20852 as SHR-0002664/ES.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Resource Integration Limited

    739 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02116

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    New York State Department of Transportation

    1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 184 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Techn Rpt.
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM