ERIC Number: ED116307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Designing a Transportation System for a Parent Choice School District: A Transportation Supervisor's Handbook.
Paller, Alan; And Others
This study was commissioned to investigate the special transportation problems in parent-choice school districts and to prepare a handbook to assist transportation supervisors in overcoming these problems. Intended for school districts that have alternative schools, open enrollment plans, magnet schools, or other kinds of parent and student choice programs, the handbook is a summary of the information gathered on transportation planning in both parent-choice and neighborhood-centered school districts. Elements of the traditional neighborhood-school-centered transportation system and those unique to the parent-choice transportation system are described. Methods are suggested for developing the information files and routing skills required to meet the needs of the new system. The characteristics of commercial services offering computerized transportation planning services are presented and compared. The concluding section presents "rules of thumb" and criteria for judging what levels of automation and what service might be most valuable for a specific district. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Applied Urbanetics, Inc., Washington, DC.