Flexible transportation services

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Introduction

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Flexible public transportation services is a general term describing a range of strategies typically utilized in bus transportation. It is commonly applied to services which incorporate elements of, but are not exclusively fixed-route or demand-responsive models. Compared to those standard models, in some cases flexible services may be more cost-effective, efficient, serve a more broad range of users, or some combination of each. Flexible services may be more common in rural or suburban areas than dense urban areas where there is commonly a clear separation of fixed-route transportation from demand-response service.

Flexible transportation strategies

  1. Route Deviation
  2. Point Deviation
  3. Demand-Responsive Connector