Title

Toolkit for Integrating Non-Dedicated Vehicles in Paratransit Service Last

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2007

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, mode - paratransit

Keywords

Computer program documentation, Cost effectiveness, Decision making, Non-dedicated paratransit services, Optimization, Paratransit services, Spreadsheets, Toolkits

Abstract

This report is a toolkit that can be used by transportation managers to determine the appropriate split between dedicated and non-dedicated paratransit services to increase cost-effectiveness and meet peak demand needs. This report includes a Non-Dedicated Vehicle Optimization (NDV) Model and User Manual. The NDV Model is spreadsheet-based and may be used by paratransit system managers and planners to assist with making decisions regarding appropriate service ratios for specific conditions and environments. In addition to the toolkit, a Case Study Report and an Interim Report (which includes an analysis of factors that influence the mix of dedicated and non-dedicated paratransit service) are available for download from the project's website.

Rights

Permission to link to this report has been given by TRB.

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