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Title Paratransit : shaping the flexible transport future / edited by Corinne Mulley University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, John D. Nelson University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.
Imprint Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016.

Series Transport and Sustainability ; v. 8.
Transport and sustainability.
Subject Paratransit services -- Congresses.
Transportation -- Technological innovations -- Congresses.
Alt Name Mulley, Corinne,
Nelson, John D.,
Shaw, Jon,
Ison, Stephen,
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 445 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Front Cover; Paratransit: Shaping the Flexible Transport Future; Copyright Page; Contents; Editorial Board; List of Contributors; Chapter 1 Introduction; Introduction; Conclusions; References; Section 1: Contexts; Chapter 2 Paratransit: The Need for a Regulatory Revolution in the Light of Institutional Inertia; Introduction; The System Design of Public Transport; Paratransit Uptake; Defining Paratransit; Institutional Inertia and New Technology Developments; Future Developments; Redefining Paratransit: Suggestions for Institutional Change; Conclusions; References.
Chapter 3 The Paratransit Brokerage Model: Removing Barriers and Containing CostsWhat is the Brokerage Model?; The Brokerage Model in Nonemergency Medical Transportation (NEMT); Why Broker Paratransit Service?; Cost Savings; Balanced Demand Fluctuations; Improved Service Quality and Accountability; MTM's Approach to the Paratransit Brokerage Model; Credentialing the Paratransit Network; Monitoring the Paratransit Network; Addressing Provider Noncompliance; Using Technology to Support Brokerage Success; MTM's Paratransit Brokerage Experience.
ADA Paratransit Service in a Major Metropolitan AreaLivermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) Wheels ADA Paratransit; Nationwide Paratransit Brokerage Success; Merging Transportation Funding Sources; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 Development and Status for Large-Scale Demand Responsive Transport; Introduction and Terminology; The History and Development of DRT in the USA; Development of Advanced DRT Solutions in Scandinavia; Global Overview of Large-Scale DRT; Method and Sources; The Global "Map" Shows a New Direction; Highlights of Data Collected for the Top-30 DRT Organizations.
Some Preliminary Domains for Large-Scale DRTVarious Small- and Medium-Scale DRT; The Importance of Future International Collaboration; Conclusion; References; Section 2: Operational Aspects; Chapter 5 German Experiences with Volunteer-Based Paratransit and Public Transport; Introduction; Bürgerbus, Community Transport and Paratransit: Some Definitions and Context; Evolution; Number of Schemes; Variations of the Concept; Critical Characteristics for Bürgerbus Development; Institutions; Formalities; Licences; Recruitment; Training; Patience; Finance; Cooperation.
Spatial Distribution of Bürgerbus across GermanyTwo Main Service Types; Policy Issues: Volunteers as Transport Providers; Discussion and Conclusions; Notes; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 6 A Visualisation Tool for Planning Passenger Transport Services in Rural and Low-Demand Settings; Introduction; Flexible Integrated Transport Services (FITS) in Rural Transport Planning; The FITS Visualisation Tool; General Information; Operating Area; Passenger Eligibility; The Fare Structure; The Surcharge Structure; Putting It All Together; Case Studies -- Aberdeenshire and Morayshire Examples.
Note Demand Generator.
Summary Recent technological advances have made feasible new and improved approaches for organizing and delivering local passenger transportation. This book draws on a selection of papers presented at the International Paratransit Conference in Monterey in October 2014 to capture these exciting developments.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9781786352255 (electronic bk.)
1786352257 (electronic bk.)
9781786352262 (print)
1786352265 (print)
OCLC # 961452467
Additional Format Print version: Mulley, Corinne. Paratransit : Shaping the Flexible Transport Future. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, ©2016.

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