The diffusion of the smartphone and the urban sprawl is pushing both private and public actors to revisit the concept of the demand-responsive transit (DRT). Mokumflex is a DRT pilot program that replaced the regular bus service in low-density areas of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for 12 months. The close collaboration with the private enterprise that conducted the system but also with the local bus operator allowed the authors to have access to precise databases, giving this article empirical information for both the situation before and after the implementation. These insights help to understand DRT systems and support (future) design of DRT and transit systems. A few indicators were chosen for the comparison: distances, ridership, costs, Greenhouse Gases (GHG), emissions and population’s perception. The ridership dropped, however, for being “demand-tailored”, the mileage per passenger reduced, improving the costs and GHG emissions. In regards to population’s perception, the system enjoyed a good evaluation.
|Title of host publication||Thredbo 16: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, Singaporee|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||Thredbo 16: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport - Singapore, Singapore|
Duration: 25 Aug 2019 → 29 Aug 2019
|Conference||Thredbo 16: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport|
|Period||25/08/19 → 29/08/19|
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- Demand responsive transport
- Fixed transit
- Efficient operations