A STUDY OF BUS TRANSIT PLANNING IN SMALL URBAN AREAS

IN RECENT YEARS PRIVATE BUS TRANSIT COMPANIES IN SMALL URBAN AREAS HAVE BEEN DECLINING, WHICH HAS OFTEN FORCED PUBLIC TAKEOVER OF THE SYSTEM. IN ORDER FOR A CITY TO IMPROVE THE BUS SYSTEM AND OPERATE IT MORE EFFICIENTLY, IT IS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN DATA UPON WHICH TO BASE RECOMMENDED CHANGES. THE REPORT DISCUSSES PROCEDURES THAT CAN PROVIDE MUCH OF THE INFORMATION UPON WHICH LOCAL DECISIONS ARE MADE. IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING A BUS TRANSIT PLANNING PROCESS, THE REPORT PROVIDES ALTERNATIVES TO A CITY FOR CONDUCTING VARIOUS PHASES OF THE PLANNING PROCESS. THE INFORMATION FOR THESE GUIDELINES IS FROM CURRENT LITERATURE, BUS TRANSIT STUDIES AND DISCUSSIONS WITH PERSONS ACTIVE IN THE FIELD. THROUGHOUT THE REPORT, LOCAL DECISION-MAKING IS EMPHASIZED, AS IS THE NATURE OF THE REPORT AS ONLY A GUIDELINE. APPENDICES INCLUDE INFORMATION AND EXAMPLES OF A SMALL CITY GOING THROUGH THE PROCESSES OUTLINED IN THE BULK OF THE REPORT. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • IND-11-0001 UMTA-IND-11-0001-731
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907
  • Authors:
    • Herman, M S
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 246 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 11 1982 12:00AM