ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF A DEMAND-RESPONSIVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

THIS PAPER DISCUSSES THE METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS OF A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF A MANY-TO-MANY DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN A CHOSEN U. S. CITY. RIDERSHIP WAS ESTIMATED BY MEANS OF MARKET RESEARCH TOOLS, IN-DEPTH GROUP SURVEYS, AND HOME INTERVIEWS. A FLEXIBLE COST MODEL WAS DEVELOPED TO EVALUATE THE COST OF SERVING VARIOUS HOURLY DISTRIBUTIONS OF DEMAND. THE ESTIMATED DEMANDS FOR EACH OF A SERIES OF ALTERNATIVE LEVELS OF SERVICE AND FARE WERE THEN APPLIED TO THIS COST MODEL, AND THE PROFIT OR LOSS WAS CALCULATED FOR EACH LEVEL OF SERVICE AND FARE. THE SENSITIVITY OF THE PROFIT OR LOSS TO CHANGES IN DEMAND DISTRIBUTIONS AND TO CHANGES IN VARIOUS COST PARAMETERS WAS ALSO INVESTIGATED. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 114-127
  • Monograph Title: New Transportation Systems and Concepts
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309019826
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1972 12:00AM