Express Bus Transit Study: A Case Study

Clay County Rural Transit (CCRT) is considering the implementation of an express bus system to serve commuters between the Wahpeton-Breckenridge and Fargo-Moorhead metro areas, a 55-mile trip. CCRT runs a similar service between Detroit Lakes, Barnesville, and Fargo-Moorhead. The bus would stop at designated areas using a park and ride system. A questionnaire was created to determine travel needs of potential users and gauge potential interest in such a service. The objectives of the study were to: (1) Determine the number of regular commuters between the Wahpeton-Breckenridge and Fargo-Moorhead metro areas; (2) Make commuters aware of the cost of driving their personal automobile and compare that cost to that of using commuter bus service; (3) Discover the willingness of commuters to utilize commuter bus service; (4) Determine what commuter bus service features were of utmost importance to travelers; and (5) Gauge the awareness of local commuters to commuter bus service and its features. The report begins with a description of common commuter service features, followed by a discussion of the proposed commuter bus service. Survey design methodology is then discussed highlighting companies whose employees completed the survey. This was followed by survey results and findings. The study concluded with recommendations for commuter service between Fargo-Moorhead and Wahpeton-Breckenridge. For those interested, an in-depth literature review of express bus aspects referred to as bus rapid transit (BRT) and political frameworks for BRT are included in Appendix A.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01030698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 06-178
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 10 2006 10:44AM