In San Jose, California, a paratransit program equipped with AVL/CAD and an automated scheduling and routing system, realized increased ridership, better on-time performance, and a $500,000 reduction in annual operating costs.
The article cited a University of California (Berkeley) study which reported the following benefits:
- The number of shared rides increased from 38 percent to 55 percent as a portion of all rides provided.
- The paratransit fleet was reduced from 200 to 130 vehicles, and subsequently could reduced traffic congestion and air pollution in the area.
- The cost per passenger mile decreased from $4.88 to $3.72
Reaching Out with ITS
Author: Taylor, Steven T.
Published By: ITS World
Source Date: March/April 1997
Other Reference Number: pages 24-28
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paratransit, demand-responsive transit, automated vehicle location, computer aided dispatch, automatic vehicle locator, AVL, CAD, AVL/CAD