A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO ANALYZE THE TRANSIT OPERATIONS IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI AND TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM OF IMPROVEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION. THIS IMMEDIATE ACTION PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO COVER REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. RECOMMENDATIONS MADE INCLUDE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SYSTEM, SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS OPTIONS FOR THE IMPORTANT QUESTION OF THE APPROPRIATE TYPE OF OWNERSHIP/MANAGEMENT, SINCE THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN LOSING MONEY UNDER THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF PRIVATE OWNERSHIP. WHEN THE SCOPE OF THE STUDY WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED, THE JACKSON TRANSIT SYSTEM WAS SUCCESSFUL AND THE RIDERSHIP WAS QUITE HIGH. HOWEVER, AFTER TRANSIT OPERATIONS CEASED FOR TWO MONTHS DURING A TRANSIT STRIKE, IT WAS FOUND THAT TRANSIT RIDERSHIP SUFFERED A 20 PERCENT DECREASE. SPECIFIC STUDIES CONCERN ROUTE NETWORK REVISIONS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONVENIENT TRANSIT CENTER, AN EFFECTIVE MARKETING PROGRAM, THE EXTENSION OF THE TRANSIT SERVICE INTO CERTAIN OUTLYING AREAS, VARIOUS TYPES OF OWNERSHIP, AND COSTS OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS. THERE IS ALSO A SECTION ON LONG-RANGE TRANSIT PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS IN WHICH THE ROLE OF TRANSIT IN THE FUTURE IS STUDIED ALONG WITH SUBSEQUENT LONG-RANGE PLANNING STRATEGIES AND SERVICE POSSIBILITIES. SURVEY FORMS ARE ALSO A BRIEF SECTION WHICH DESCRIBES THE PROCESS OF DEMAND FORECASTING. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract MS-09-0004 UMTA-MS-09-0004-73-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Barton-Aschman Associates, Incorporated

    1771 West Howard Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60626
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Study
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1982 12:00AM