MODE CHOICE AMONG AUTOLESS WORKERS IN AUTO-ORIENTED CITIES

THIS STUDY CONSISTS OF PRIMARY DATA COLLECTED IN LOW-INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS OF GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA AND SECONDARY DATA COLLECTED FROM SAMPLE SURVEY RESULTS IN OTHER SELECTED LOCALITIES. RESEARCH DATA AVAILABLE TO THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS WHO ANALYZED THESE PROGRAMS CONSISTED OF SURVEY DATA ON THE PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POOR, CENSUS DATA (NEARLY A DECADE OLD), DATA COLLECTED FROM INTERVIEWS OF BUSRIDERS IN LOW-INCOME AREAS, AND MORE THOROUGH EMPRIICAL ANALYSIS OF TRIP GENERATION BY NEIGHBORHOODS IN SELECTED CITIES. THE ASSUMPTIONS MADE IN THE STUDY ARE DETAILED AND MUCH OF THE DATA ARE TABULATED. A SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS IS PRESENTED. THE RESULTS INDICATE THAT AUTOLESS WORKERS DEPEND UPON "FREE" INFORMAL MODES OF TRANSPORT (E.G. RIDE SHARING, CARPOOLS ETC.) WHICH WILL OFFER STIFF COMPETITION TO A FARE-COLLECTING PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RPT NO A&T-T106RR-73
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Transportation Institute
    Raleigh, NC  USA  27695
  • Authors:
    • KIDDER, A E
    • Saltzman, A
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 1982 12:00AM