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The Role of the Private-for-Hire Vehicle Industry in Public Transit
The Role of the Private-for-Hire Vehicle Industry in Public Transit
Report Number: R-075
This report describes the types of public transit services being provided by private-for-hire-vehicles (PHVs) and categorizes such services.  This report is published in two parts.  The first part documents the results of a national survey of PHVs.  The results of this survey indicate a continuing trend toward diversification of PHV operators, a size distribution skewed toward smaller operators, heavy reliance on independent contractor drivers, and a high incidence of contracting (particularly among taxicab operators)  The second part of the report summarizes eight case studies and draws conclusions from the analysis of these case studies.  The functional areas examined for these case studies consist of funding, the selection process, contract terms, general administration, public/private roles and responsibilities, regulatory requirements, and operations.  The report also includes a multimedia presentation on CD-Rom.

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