BROOME COUNTY BUS TRANSIT STUDY

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BROOME COUNTY TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO OPERATE THE TRANSIT SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC ENTERPRISE; AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION OF THE TRIPLE CITIES TRACTION CORPORATION FRANCHISE AND SELECTED FACILITIES, THE COUNTY SHOULD UNDERTAKE A SUBSTANTIAL MODERNIZATION PROGRAM. INCLUDED IN THE MODERNIZATION WOULD BE ACQUISITION OF NEW BUSES, CONSTRUCTION OF A MODERN GARAGE AND SERVICING FACILITY, THE INSTALLATION OF NEW INFORMATIONAL SIGNS, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUS SHELTERS AT HEAVILY PATRONIZED STOPS. EXTENSIVE SALES PROMOTION, ATTRACTIVE SERVICE, PASSENGER-ORIENTED ROUTING AND SCHEDULING, AND SOCIAL CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD DOMINATE THE MARKETING OF BUS SERVICE IN BROOME COUNTY, IN ORDER TO INCREASE DEMAND FOR BUS SERVICE AND TO MAKE IT MORE INELASTIC THAN IT IS AT PRESENT. DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS AND EXPERIMENTAL SERVICES APPEAR TO BE REQUIRED AS MEANS TO GENERATE OR ACCOMMODATE THE DEMAND FOR BUS SERVICE. CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES TO BUSES DURING PEAK HOURS. CONSIDERATION SHOULD ALSO BE GIVEN TO OFFERING SHORT LOOP SERVICE BETWEEN BINGHAMTON CENTER AND NEARBY PARKING LOTS AND GARAGES IN NON-RUSH HOURS USING BUSES WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE OUT OF SERVICE. FARES SHOULD BE INCREASED FOR ORDINARY PEAK-HOUR RUNS, NOT ONLY IN ACCEPTANCE OF THE FACT THAT GREAT INELASTICITY OF DEMAND PREVAILS FOR BUS SERVICE AT SUCH TIMES, BUT ALSO TO PERMIT THE SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION OF EXPERIMENTAL DISCOUNT FARES FOR SPECIAL GROUPS (SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN, BROOME TECH STUDENTS, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS). /UMTA/

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

    New York State Department of Transportation

    1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Authors:
    • Weinrich, J E
    • Gray, R L
    • Cather, D W
  • Publication Date: 1968-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM