Urban Transport Service Innovations
Special Report 184: Urban Transport Service Innovations is a progress report on paratransit. The papers published here include some that were presented at the Transportation Research Board's Conference on Urban Transport Service Innovations in San Diego, December 5 to 8, 1977, and some that were presented at the Fifty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in January 1978.
They review both American and Canadian experiences with shared-ride services such as car pools, van pools, shared-ride taxi services, subscription bus services, and dial-a-ride and demand-responsive services for special-need groups. One common characteristic of these services is their ability to respond flexibily to the spatial patterns and temporal rhythms of travel demand. Another common characteristics is a recent record of increased interest and relatively rapid program expansion. The pace of recent developments argues that this is an appropriate time to review the performance of shared-ride programs and the direction of paratransit innovations.
This Summary Last Modified On: 3/30/2014