In Europe, a centralized and coordinated paratransit system resulted in a 2 to 3 percent annual decrease in the cost to provide paratransit services.
A study investigating the use of Travel Dispatch Centers for coordinating and managing paratransit services demonstrated significant cost savings over previous implementations.
- Accounting for implementation costs, the system resulted in a 2 to 3 percent annual decrease in costs to provide paratransit service, which compares favorably with the previous experiences of a 15 percent annual increase.
Published By: Cordis Transport Sector of the Telematics Applications Programme, 4th Framework Programme for RTD&D
Source Date: 1994-1998URL: http://www.cordis.lu/telematics/tap_transport/research/10.html
Average User Rating
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Transportation Demand Management > Dynamic Routing/Scheduling
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Operations & Fleet Management > Maintenance
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transit Management > Operations & Fleet Management > Service Coordination
Related Metropolitan Integration Links
Link 10: Freeway Management to Traveler Information
Link 14a: Transit Management to Traveler Information
Link 16a: Transit Management to Arterial Management
Link 2: Arterial Management to Freeway Management
Link 27: Electronic Fare Payment intra-component
Link 6: Incident Management to Traveler Information
Typical Deployment Locations
paratransit, demand-responsive transit