Colonial Taxi Inc.'s Experience with Multi-User Microcomputers and a Commercially Available DBMS

by Paul McOwen, Bucher & Cope, Amherst, MA, USA,
John Collura, Bucher & Cope, Amherst, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment


PAX-1 is a comprehensive database management system, developed by paratransit and taxi operators/managers, tailored to a particular operation - whether 5 or 500 vehicles are operated. Had PAX-1 been available 2000 years ago, it unquestionably would have been used by Roman transportation managers to operate effective and efficient chariot and omnibus services along the Appian Way. PAX-1 is easy to use, comprehensive and inexpensive (and will likely last longer than did Pax Romana). As its name suggests, PAX-1 will, for the first time ever, bring 'peace' to the dispatch area, the parts room, the maintenance bay and the personnel bookeeping office. At present, PAX-1 runs on most microcomputers.

Subject Headings: Taxis | Computers | Systems management | Databases | Information management | Information systems | Case studies | Managers

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