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Term of the Road Dictionary

demand-responsive public transport

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Sustainable Transport
  • Definition : Provision of public transport services to meet individual needs of travellers (origin and destination, time of day, etc.), normally using a central dispatching system [NVF-ITS]. Note: the vehicles used for a demand-responsive public service include taxis, minibuses and buses [OQLF].
  • Abbreviation : DRTS