TRI-CITY TRANSPORTATION NEEDS STUDY-SUMMARY & CONCLUSIONS RE: ALTERNATIVE PLANS: INTERPRETATION OF HOUSEHOLD SURVEY: AND TRI-CITY-HAYWARD SERVICE COORDINATION

FIVE TRANSIT SERVICE PLANS WERE DEVELOPED FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE TRI-CITY AREA; FOUR OF THESE PLANS ARE PREDICATED UPON CONVENTIONAL TRANSIT SERVICE WITH FIXED ROUTES AND FIXED SCHEDULES. FOR EACH ALTERNATIVE PLAN, VARIOUS FREQUENCIES OF SERVICE WERE ALSO EVALUATED. PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES OF TOTAL ANNUAL COSTS FOR THESE PLANS RANGED FROM ABOUT $750,000 TO OVER $3.6 MILLION. THE FIFTH PLAN INCORPORATES AN ON-CALL, FLEXIBLY SCHEDULED AND ROUTED DIAL-A-BUS SYSTEM TOGETHER WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF CONVENTIONAL TRANSIT ROUTES; ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST FOR THIS PLAN IS $1.1 MILLION. THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES EVALUATIONS OF THE ALTERNATIVE PLANS NOT EXCEEDING $1.5 MILLION. THE MOST DIRECT BENEFITS ARE TO THE USERS OF THE TRANSIT SYSTEM WHO BENEFIT THROUGH TIME, CONVENIENCE, AND COST SAVINGS. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE NON-USER BENEFITS SUCH AS REDUCTIONS IN TRAFFIC AND PARKING CONGESTION BECAUSE THE TRANSIT SYSTEM REMOVES SOME AUTOMOBILES FROM THE HIGHWAYS; POSSIBLE REDUCTIONS IN UNEMPLOYMENT TAXES, WELFARE PAYMENTS, CRIME, ETC., SINCE THE UNEMPLOYED MAY GET JOBS BECAUSE OF THE TRANSIT SYSTEM; AND REDUCTIONS IN SMOG OR AIR POLLUTION DUE TO REDUCTIONS IN MOTOR VEHICLE USE. AN INTERVIEW SURVEY, DESIGNED TO COMPLEMENT THE TECHNICAL DATA WITH INFORMATION IN THE DIMENSION OF COMMNITY ATTITUDES ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, WAS TAKEN. THE KEY FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE SURVEY ARE: (A) EIGHTY-NINE PERCENT OF ALL RESPONDENTS FEEL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS NEEDED IN FREEMONT, NEWARK, AND UNION CITY. (B) TRANSPORTATION FOR PERSONS WITH LIMITED MOBILITY WERE PRIMARY REASONS CITED FOR NEEDING A PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. (C) TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY PREFERENCE WAS EXPRESSED FOR THE LARGER OF TWO ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT PLANS. (D) HOURLY SERVICE AND 25 CENT FARES ON THE LARGER PLAN WERE PREFERRED. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO CAL-T9-11
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    165 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60601
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1973 12:00AM