A booking portal for shared transport in rural areas.

Cooper, James A, Duffell, Jeff and Nelson, John D (2011) A booking portal for shared transport in rural areas. In: Universities Transport Studies Group, 2011 January, Milton Keynes. (Unpublished)

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Although Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) has developed in a number of urban and rural areas, solutions are local with no mechanism to offer services further afield. Furthermore, transport providers, particularly smaller ones, cannot offer their services to the users easily, even though demand and spare capacity exist, as they cannot afford to invest in advanced scheduling systems. This paper describes the development of a DRT Management Portal (OpenDRT) which will match the demand for shared transport to the supply and allow passengers to actually book transport at a variety of levels of integration up to and including real-time. The technical solution developed within the project will be trialled live in Scotland, testing acceptability to operators and interoperability with other DRT planning tools and demonstrating how existing operators can interface to their current systems and new, smaller, operators can offer their services directly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: booking protal; shared transport; public transport; rural areas;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 4261
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 16:39
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 08:47

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