Benefit

In Europe, a centralized and coordinated paratransit system resulted in a 2 to 3 percent annual decrease in the cost to provide paratransit services.


1994-1998
Europe


Summary Information

This report summarizes the evaluation results for many ITS projects implemented in Europe between 1994 and 1998. The report describes the benefits with few details of the implementations or the context of the results; however, it references many different projects by name, and evaluation reports for each can be found elsewhere on the Telematics Application Programme -Transport Sector web page (see source reference information contained in the Source box).

RESULTS

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.

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Source

Telematics Applications Programme - Transport Areas' Results (4th Funding Programme)

Published By: Cordis Transport Sector of the Telematics Applications Programme, 4th Framework Programme for RTD&D

Source Date: 1994-1998

URL: http://www.cordis.lu/telematics/tap_transport/research/10.html

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Benefit ID: 2007-00386