Fixed Route Service
Fixed-route service provides transit service on a repetitive, fixed-schedule basis along a specific route with vehicles stopping to pick up and deliver passengers to specific locations; each fixed-route trip serves the same origins and destinations, unlike demand response. Includes route deviation service, where revenue vehicles deviate from fixed routes on a discretionary basis.
Shuttle Service is a form of Fixed Route Transit that operates in a local area and ferries passengers back and forth between destinations.
Effects of Solution:
þ Increase Passenger Throughput (Transit improves throughput)
¨ Increase Roadway Capacity
¨ Manage System Efficiency
þ Reduce Local Demand (Reduces vehicular demand)
Fixed Route Service increases passenger throughput because multiple passengers use the service simultaneously. The reduction in vehicle trips reduces the demand placed on the facility.
Examples of Implementation and Contacts:
Grand Teton National Park
Cam Hugie, Facilities Manager, Grand Teton National Park
Mel R. Denton, Buffalo Fork Subdistrict Chief Ranger, Grand Teton National Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Donald W. Campbell, Superintendent, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Redwood National and State Parks
Dave Gray, Projects Manager, Redwood National Park
Wheeling National Heritage Area
Suzanne Quinn, Executive Director, Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation
Heidi Forest, Consultant to the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation
(Cost/financial information is based on 2005 dollars. Cost/financial information is estimated, and will vary based on size and scope of project, number of units, etc.)
Costs will vary depending upon the size/type of vehicles used, the length of the bus routes, and frequency of service. In general, this type of service can cost from $40-$150 per hour. Additional costs may be incurred for capital equipment (buses, etc.).
American Public Transportation Association – APTA: http://www.apta.com
Community Transportation Association of America – CTAA: http://www.ctaa.org
Federal Transit Administration – FTA: http://www.fta.dot.gov