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... 9 The quantity of scholarly literature covering current practices in general public DRT service is relatively sparse. One likely reason is that general public DRT/microtransit, even when operating at peak efficiency, will typically account for only a fraction of 1% of a transit agency's total ridership and consequently not draw a great amount of attention from researchers.
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... 10 Microtransit or General Public Demand–Response Transit Services: State of the Practice The report reached many conclusions worthy of review. Among them is that flexible services typically have relatively low ridership and productivity levels, which are not so much a reflection of inefficiency in the service method as a reflection of the inherent difficulty of serving these areas, or inherent limitations of demand owing to low density or unfavorable demographics.
From page 11...
... Literature Review 11 In 2014, a report on best practices in implementing flexible transit services was produced by graduate students at Portland State University as a capstone project that was made available to the Salem Area Mass Transit District or Salem-Keizer Transit (also known as Cherriots) in Oregon (11)
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... 12 Microtransit or General Public Demand–Response Transit Services: State of the Practice The report concludes that on-demand, dynamically routed, new mobility services that are a shift away from personally owned modes of transportation have changed customer expectations around transportation, and public transit agencies want to be responsive to those changes. How public transportation agencies do so continues to be through trial and error.

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