Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jitney Advantages for Transit Service

A seriously thought out plan for JITNEY service can have many advantages, in addition to those identified in this article focused on poor and disadvantaged populations. They include:
  • Low government cost, mostly for safety and health inspections
  • Scalable, from trunk arterial routes to ridges and valleys
  • Flexible to reroute as needed by time of day, day of the week, special events
  • Congestion reduction by offering fast and competitive service,
  • Cost savings to the poorest especially,
  • Cost savings to government to target bus routes on high demand routes only
  • Creation of a new industry with very low entry costs for self employed.
Google Atlantic City Jitney to read more about one successful deployment of jitneys in the US:

Jitneys are Atlantic City's most convenient and chief mode of affordable transportation around town. The Jitney Association is comprised of 190 individual owner-operated vehicles.