OWENSBORO TRANSIT STUDY

OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY, IS CHARACTERISTIC OF MANY URBAN AREAS IN THE 25,000 TO 50,000 POPULATION CATEGORY THAT HAVE LOST THEIR LOCAL TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN THE PAST DECADE. THE PURPOSE OF THE PRESENT REPORT WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER AND IN WHAT MANNER THE CITY OF OWENSBORO SHOULD RE-ESTABLISH BUS SERVICE FOR ITS CITIZENS. A SURVEY CONDUCTED THROUGHOUT THE URBAN AREA TO DETERMINE TRANSIT DEMAND AND THE AVAILABILITY OF ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION MODES INDICATED THAT IN AS MANY AS HALF THE HOUSEHOLDS AT LEAST ONE MEMBER DEPENDED UPON TRANSIT FOR A VARIETY OF TRIP PURPOSES. SIGNIFICANTLY, WORK TRIPS WERE IN LEAST DEMAND; THE MOST FREQUENTLY CITED TRIP PURPOSES WERE (IN ORDER) SHOPPING, MEDICAL, SOCIAL- RECREATION, AND MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE THAT RIDERSHIP DEMAND WOULD THEREFORE BE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AND THAT NORMAL PEAKING EFFECTS WOULD BE MINIMAL. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO KY-T9-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith, Wilbur & Associates

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  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 15 1982 12:00AM