TCRP Report 136: Guidebook for Rural Demand-Response Transportation: Measuring, Assessing, and Improving Performance
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TCRP Report 136:
Guidebook for Rural Demand-Response Transportation: Measuring, Assessing, and Improving Performance
(2009)
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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 136: Guidebook for Rural Demand-Response Transportation: Measuring, Assessing, and Improving Performance explores the diversity of demand-response transportation (DRT) services and examines definitions of performance data and performance measures. The report also highlights the typology of rural DRT systems and includes examples of performance data from more than 20 representative rural systems.

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  • Transportation — Public Transportation
  • Transportation — Administration and Management
  • Transportation — Society
Contents

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-ix
1.1 Development of Guidebook and Relationship to TCRP Report 124 1-1
1.2 Guidebook Organization 2-2
2.1 Rural DRT - It's Different 3-3
2.2 The Rural Transit Environment 4-6
2.3 What Does All This Mean for Rural DRT Performance Assessment? 7-9
3.2 Performance Data for Rural DRT - Now There Is NTD 10-10
3.3 Key Performance Data for Rural DRT Performance Assessment 11-17
3.4 Other Performance Data for Rural DRT Performance Assessment 18-21
3.5 Rural DRT - Performance Data to Measure Transit Impact 22-22
4.1 Key Performance Measures for Assessing Rural DRT 23-28
4.2 Additional Performance Measures 29-30
4.3 Transit-Impact Performance Measures 31-32
5.1 Factors Influencing Rural DRT Performance 33-35
5.2 Different Methodologies for Assessing DRT Performance 36-37
5.3 Categorization of Rural DRT Systems 38-45
6.1 Rural Systems Participating as Representative Systems 46-48
6.2 Comparing Your Performance Against Other Systems - Performance Data of Representative Rural DRT Systems 49-54
6.3 Summary Rural DRT Performance Data 55-58
7.1 Actions for Improving Rural DRT Performance 59-60
7.2 Performance Improvement Actions - More Details and Selected Experience 61-85
References 86-87
Appendix A - Rural NTD Data, Demand-Response-Only Systems, 2007 Report Year 88-88
Appendix B - Summary Performance Data and System Characteristics by Individual System for Representative Rural DRT Systems, FY07 Data 89-90
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 91-91

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