Impacts of replacing a fixed transit line by a Demand Responsive Transit system

Felipe Mariz Coutinho, N. van Oort, Zoi Christoforou, M.J. Alonso González, O. Cats, S.P. Hoogendoorn

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThredbo 16: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, Singaporee
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThredbo 16: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 25 Aug 201929 Aug 2019

Conference

ConferenceThredbo 16: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport
CountrySingapore
Period25/08/1929/08/19

Keywords

  • Demand responsive transport
  • Fixed transit
  • Ridership
  • Sustainability
  • Efficient operations

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    Coutinho, F. M., van Oort, N., Christoforou, Z., Alonso González, M. J., Cats, O., & Hoogendoorn, S. P. (2020). Impacts of replacing a fixed transit line by a Demand Responsive Transit system. In Thredbo 16: International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, Singaporee