The Rochester Integrated Transit Demonstration (RITD) was designed to assess the roles of demand-responsive transit services in a regionwide transit system that includes an extensive fixed-route bus network. The demonstration extended transit service into suburban areas by using integrated mixes of fixed-route and paratransit services. Four types of innovations were demonstrated: service; system integration; equipment; and fares, marketing, and promotion. This report describes the conduct of and the impacts resulting from the implementation of a family of demand-responsive transit services and several related innovations in Greece and Irondequoit, New York (two suburbs of Rochester). The report covers the time period beginning with the implementation of PERT (Personal Transit) services in August 1973 through July 1977. The report contains a description of the implementation process and the impacts of individual services and innovations on the level of service provided, transit demand, and transit productivity. The implications of the Rochester experience are summarized for the benefit of other localities considering the implementation of similar services.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-296876. Also available in set of 3 reports, PB-296874-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Systan, Incorporated

    343 Second Street, Suite A-D.
    Los Altos, CA  United States  94022

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lave, R E
    • Holoszyc, M A
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-78-51-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1084
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM