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167148-1 Report Abstract

Experience with Flex Route Transit Service in Texas

Laura L. Higgins, Linda K. Cherrington, Texas A&M University, September 2005, 62 pp. (167148-1)

Flex-route and feeder bus services are solutions that more public transit providers may find advantageous to explore as they try to serve increasingly spread-out and suburban populations while maintaining cost-effective operations. This study examined the experiences of The T, VIA, DART, and other selected transit agencies in Texas who have operated flex-route bus services, examining their objectives for operating the service, experiences, and lessons learned.

Keywords: Transit, Feeder Bus, Route Deviation, Flexible Routing

ENTIRE REPORT (Adobe Acrobat File – 1.9 MB)