WINSTON-SALEM TRANSIT STUDY

ALL RELEVANT ASPECTS OF THE CURRENT OPERATIONS ARE SUMMARIZED, INCLUDING: (1) RIDERSHIP TRENDS, (2) FINANCIAL RESULTS AND ASSISTANCE, (3) CASH FLOW DEFICIENCY, (4) ROUTES AND COVERAGE, (5) FARES, AND (6) EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES. SEVERAL SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED AMONG TRANSIT PASSENGERS TO DETERMINE A RIDERSHIP PROFILE, REGIONAL TRAVEL PATTERNS, AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS. RESULTS OF THE ON-BUS SURVEY ARE BROKEN DOWN WITH REFERENCE TO TRIP PURPOSE, CAR OWNERSHIP, FAMILY SIZE AND INCOME, EMPLOYMENT STATUS, AGE AND SEX, FREQUENCY OF TRANSIT USE, AND WEEKEND TRANSIT USE. DEMAND VOLUMES ARE IDENTIFIED BOTH WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT. A COMPREHENSIVE INVENTORY AND VALUATION OF ALL PROPERTY CURRENTLY OWNED BY THE LOCAL CARRIER IS CONTAINED. ACQUISITION OF THE PRIVATE COMPANY BY THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY IS RECOMMENDED. ACTUAL OPERATION OF THE BUS SYSTEM WOULD BE PERFORMED UNDER A MANAGEMENT CONTRACT. A TWO-PHASE IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM IS SUGGESTED TO EFFECT IMMEDIATE SERVICE CHANGES AND COORDINATE LONG-TERM IMPROVEMENTS FOLLOWING ACQUISITION OF NEW EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES, AND A WIDE VARIETY OF FINANCING ALTERNATIVES ARE EXPLORED. APPENDED MATERIAL INCLUDES A FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF SAFE BUS, INC.; APPROPRIATE LOCAL ORDINANCES; AND A SUGGESTED FORM OF MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO NC-T9-3
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith, Wilbur & Associates

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  • Publication Date: 1971-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM