TCRP Report 121: Toolkit for Integrating Non-Dedicated Vehicles in Paratransit Service is a toolkit that can be used by transportation managers to determine the appropriate split between dedicated and non-dedicated paratransit services to increase cost-effectiveness and meet peak demand needs. This report includes a Non-Dedicated Vehicle Optimization (NDV) Model and User Manual. The NDV Model is spreadsheet-based and may be used by paratransit system managers and planners to assist with making decisions regarding appropriate service ratios for specific conditions and environments. In addition to the toolkit, a Case Study Report and an Interim Report (which includes an analysis of factors that influence the mix of dedicated and non-dedicated paratransit service) are available for download from the project's website.Some of these data entry forms, such as those used to specify constraints on driver shift types or to set parameters that affect the allocation of ... launches the pop-up window that contains many of the parameters that users will want to adjust when performing sensitivity analysis. ... NDV Optimization ModelaUser Manual 49.
|Title||:||Toolkit for Integrating Non-dedicated Vehicles in Paratransit Service|
|Author||:||Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, TWJ Consulting, RLS and Associates|
|Publisher||:||Transportation Research Board - 2007-01-01|