Gilbert, Gorman, Cook, Thomas J, Nalevanko, Anna, Everett-Lee, Lynn; 2002

This report describes the types of public transit service 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 operations, 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.  View PDF