COORDINATED BUS-RAIL SERVICE PROJECT - SURVEY REPORT

DURING THE FINAL MONTHS OF THE COORDINATED BUS -RAIL PROJECT DEMONSTRATION PERIOD, IT WAS EVIDENT THAT THE BUS SERVICE WOULD TERMINATE DUE TO INSUFFICIENT PASSENGER REVENUE TO OFFSET COSTS UNDER PRIVATE OPERATION. IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO SERVICE DISCONTINUANCE, SELF- ADMINISTERED MAIL-BACK QUESTIONNAIRES WERE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL EAST BOUND PASSENGERS. A SURVEY WAS MADE OF RIDERS IN ORDER TO LEARN THE CHANGES IN TRAVEL MODE AFTER SUSPENSION OF PROJECT SERVICE; IN ADDITION, QUESTIONS WERE ASKED RELATING TO DESTINATION, TRIP PURPOSE, FREQUENCY, AND OTHER MODES USED IN THEIR JOURNEY (WITH SPACE FOR OPEN-END COMMENTS). IT WAS FOUND THAT 96% USED THE SERVICE TO TRAVEL TO AND/OR FROM WORK. A VAST MAJORITY OF THE RESPONDENTS, 89 PERCENT, NOTED THAT THEY USED THE SERVICE EACH DAY; 59 PERCENT INDICATED THAT THEIR RESIDENCES WERE WITHING WALKING DISTANCE OF THE BUS ROUTE; THOSE WHO USED AUTO TRANSPORTATION TO THE BUS ROUTE ACCOUNTED FOR 38 PERCENT. RESULTS OF THE SURVEYS INDICATED THAT MORE THAN THREE- QUARTERS OF THE FORMER BUS RIDERS CONTINUED TO USE MASS TRANSIT FACILITIES IN THEIR TRAVELS TO THEIR DESTINATIONS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ N INT-MTD-7
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Transportation Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007
  • Publication Date: 1965-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1973 12:00AM