INTERIM TRANSIT STUDY - FINAL REPORT

CAUGHT IN THE FAMILIAR CYCLE OF RISING COSTS AND DIMINISHING PATRONAGE, TO THE POINT AT WHICH THE MAJOR BUS LINE WAS CONSIDERING CURTAILMENT OF ALL SERVICES, THE MASS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN THE OHIO COUNTIES OF GREENE AND MONTGOMERY WERE SUBJECTED TO AN ANALYSIS WHOSE GOALS WERE PRESERVATION AND MAINTENANNCE OF EXISTING SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL CAPABILITIES TO IMPROVE THE SERVICES RENDERED BY A FUTURE SYSTEM. THE ANALYSIS ENCOMPASSED OPERATING COMPANIES, LEVELS OF SERVICE, ROUTES AND SCHEDULES, LOAD FACTORS, SUBURBAN SERVICE, EQUIPMENT CONDITION, PASSENGER AND SERVICE TRENDS, FARE STRUCTURES, MAINTENANCE FACILITIES, OPERATING COSTS, REVENUES, MARKETING AND ADVERTISING, AND LABOR AGREEMENTS. THE PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED INCLUDED LACK OF COORDINATION AMONG THE OPERATIONS OF DIFFERENT LINES. INADEQUATE FUNDING, OBSOLETE EQUIPMENT AND ROLLING STOCK, AUTOMATIC FARE INCREASES TO COVER RISING COSTS, INFLEXIBLE REGULATION BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION, UNDER CAPITALIZATION AND MINIMAL CAPITAL REINVESTMENT, LACK OF PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, IMBALANCE IN PUBLIC INVESTMENTS BETWEEN HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT, AND FAILURE TO REGARD TRANSIT AS A NECESSARY PUBLIC SERVICE. A DETAILED IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE IS OUTLINED THAT ADDRESSES THE DEFICIENCIES THAT WERE INDENTIFIED, AND POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES ARE DISCUSSED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO OHIO-T9-5
  • Corporate Authors:

    Montg & Gr Cnty Transp & Dev Plng Prog

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  • Publication Date: 1970-9-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1982 12:00AM