WICHITA FALLS TRANSIT STUDY

THE STUDY WAS MADE TO ANALYZE THE OPERATION OF THE EXISTING BUS SYSTEM, ESTIMATE POTENTIAL DEMAND, DEFINE AND EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS, AND DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN. HOUSEHOLD AND ON-BOARD SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED OF USER AND NONUSER POPULATIONS TO DETERMINE SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, LEVEL OF TRANSIT SERVICE, EVALUATIONS OF SERVICE, AND ATTITUDES OF PATRONS. ON THE QUESTION OF PUBLIC OWNERSHIP THERE WAS NO STRONG BIAS AGAINST THE CITY'S TAKING OVER THE PRIVATE LINE SO LONG AS TAXES WERE NOT USED FOR SYSTEM OPERATION. AS ALMOST HALF OF ALL TRANSIT TRIPS WERE WORK TRIPS, A SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT CENTERS WAS CONDUCTED THAT IDENTIFIED TWO MAJOR CENTERS NOT BEING SERVED BY BUS ROUTES. SYSTEM DEFINITION WAS BASED ON JUDGMENT THAT PUBLIC INVESTMENT AND/OR OENERSHIP WOULD BE REQUIRED. THE DEFINITION IS ACCOMPANIED BY A FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND OPERATIONAL ALTERNATIVES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO TEX-T9-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pawa

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  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1982 12:00AM