The report describes the implementation process and the early impacts of the Rochester Community Transit Service demonstration in four suburbs of Rochester, New York. The demonstration project is an outgrowth of an earlier one which ended in October 1977. The new demonstration will continue until July 1979. In the first demonstration, a variety of demand-responsive services were operated in two Rochester suburbs -- Greece and Irondequoit. In the new demonstration, the door-to-door dial-a-ride service was expanded in July 1978 to two additional suburbs -- Brighton and Henrietta, and the handicapped service became a region-wide operation over a four-month period starting in July 1978. In addition, all four dial-a-ride service areas will eventually have computerized scheduling and dispatching using a dedicated minicomputer. The new demonstration is largely concerned with two institutional innovations developed by the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority to deal with the problems of high operating costs and insufficient local funding availability. These innovations are the use of a competitively selected private operator and the shifting of the funding responsibility to the suburban towns served by dial-a-ride. The report describes the events leading to these innovations, their implementation, and their results and implications thus far.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated March 1979, PB-296875.
  • 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:
    • Holoszyc, M
    • Newman, D A
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-79-20 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1416
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1982 12:00AM