Demand responsive transport (DRT) is defined as “a form of transport where vehicles alter their routes based on particular transport demand rather than using a fixed route or timetable” [Community Transport Association CTA, 2017]. These vehicles typically pick-up and drop-off passengers in specific locations according to passengers needs and can include taxis, buses or other vehicles. See also Smacker deliverable D.T1.1.1 - Review of service level and technical level for rural and peripheral areas page 6.
Offering a high quality service, closer to the need of users, thanks to the customization, the duration and the comfort of the trip that could be performed with small and ecological vehicles, equipped with devices for transporting disabled people. See also Smacker deliverable D.T1.1.1 - Review of service level and technical level for rural and peripheral areas page 6.
This solution exists in several contexts and also in big cities in order to satisfy the request of users in articular zones or hours. Moreover,contrywise, its application has been carried out in different national contexts. In this purpose, it is to underline the importance and potential impacts of each national regulatory and planning framework. For more information see also Smacker deliverable D.T1.1.3 - Review of policy level .