COMMUTER BUS CLUBS ARE SHOWING THE "PROFESSIONALS" HOW TO MEET TRANSIT DEMAND

COMMUTER BUS CLUB OPERATIONS DIFFER FROM NORMAL BUS TRANSIT SERVICE IN THAT IN THE CLUB OPERATIONS USERS OF THE SERVICE DETERMINE THE PICK UP ROUTE, SCHEDULE AND DROP OFF POINTS. WITH THIS ARRANGEMENT, COMMUTERS CAN TAILOR SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUTING NEEDS RATHER THAN TO THE EXISTING ROUTES AND SCHEDULES THE BUS OPERATOR PROVIDES. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WAY THE COMMUTING PROFESSIONAL AND THE TRANSIT PROFESSIONAL APPROACH THE PROBLEM IS ILLUSTRATED BY THE HISTORY OF RESTON COMMUTER BUS, INC. AS SOON AS REVENUES EXCEEDED BREAK-EVEN EXPENSES BY A MINIMUM AMOUNT, AN ADDITIONAL BUS WAS PUT ON. OTHER COMMUTER BUS CLUB OPERATIONS ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED.

  • Authors:
    • Morin, D A
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00200652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1982 12:00AM