Private Transit: Existing Services and Emerging Directions

Private Transit: Existing Services and Emerging Directions

"Private Transit: Existing Services and Emerging Directions provides an overview and taxonomy of private transit services in the United States, reviews their present scope and operating characteristics, presents three case studies, and discusses ways private transit services may affect the communities in which they operate. This report is intended to help inform public transit agencies, local governments, potential service operators and sponsors, and other stakeholders about private transit services and ways these services address transportation needs in a variety of operating environments."

Key findings

"Private transit services can complement public transit and help reduce solo car trips."

"Without prudent regulation, private transit services can contribute to conflict over use of street space and public right-of-way."

"Private transit can expand access in underserved or hard-to-serve communities."

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