WIT Press


The Demand Responsive Transport Services: Italian Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030071

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

493.65 kb

Author(s)

C. Bellini, G. Dellepiane & C. Quaglierini

Abstract

The demand responsive transport services: Italian approach C. Bellini, G. Dellepiane & C. Quaglierini CIRT, Centro Interuniversitario Ricerca Trasporti, University of Genova, Italy Abstract The dial-services are an excellent connection between classical forms of collective and private transport; they are the answer to the development of transport demand from homogeneous travels (horneloffice, homelfactory, home/school in limited areas and periods) to not homogeneous travels (short continuous travels toward many different destinations); they are also the answer to the growing need of travels from specific consumers' classes such as disabled, elders and students. It is a new transport form more oriented to meet the consumers' requirements. It is possible to identify four operative levels of the DTRS (Demand Responsive Transport Services). Level one: fixed itineraries and fixed stops with possibility of access through booking. Level two: fixed itineraries with possibility of detours within spec

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