Demand responsive transport
Demand responsive transport (DRT) is a flexible mode of transportation that adapts to the demands of its user groups. In the past, it has been used primarily for its social benefits, increasing opportunities for people with limited mobility, or those who are socially marginalised.
However, demand responsive transport can also have significant environmental benefits through reducing the number of private vehicles on the road, and by supporting multimodal transport in cities, acting as the first/last mile solution for linking communities with broader transport networks.
The aim of this policy brief is to highlight the benefits of demand responsive transport for European regions, outlines some of the barriers to its uptake, and show how European support can help to overcome them.