MASS TRANSPORTATION DEMONSTRATION, PUBLISHED REPORT NO 1

THE REPORT SUMMARIZES THE INITIAL STAGES OF A PROJECT TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATIONAL AIDS AND DEVICES MAY BE EFFECTIVE FOR INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF THE SERVICES OFFERED BY URBAN TRANSIT SYSTEMS. STUDY PARAMETERS AND DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF LATER PHASES ARE STUDIED. THE FOUR PROJECT OBJECTIVES INCLUDE: (1) ACCUMULATION OF COMPREHENSIVE STATISTICAL DATA CONCERNING PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD TRANSIT SERVICES; (2) INVENTORYING AVAILABLE INFORMATIONAL DEVICES FOR USE IN WASHINGTON, D. C., AREA; (3) EVALUATING THE PROPOSED INFORMATIONAL AIDS AND ESTIMATING THEIR EFFECT UPON URBAN RIDERSHIP; AND (4) DEMONSTRATION OF SELECTED DEVICES AND REASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC ATTITUDES. WORK OUTLINED IN THE REPORT CONSISTED PRIMARILY OF ORGANIZATION AND INITIAL SURVEYING TO ACHIEVE THE FIRST OBJECTIVE. A DETAILED SURVEY PROCEDURE IS EXAMINED AND SAMPLE QUESTIONNAIRES ARE REPRODUCED. FOUR SPECIFIC SURVEY METHODS EMPLOYED IN THE GATHERING OF INITIAL DATA ARE OUTLINED, INCLUDING: (1) MAIL INQUIRY OF THE TRANSIT INDUSTRY; (2) PERSONAL TOUR OF THE TRANSIT INDUSTRY BY PROJECT OFFICIALS; (3) SURVEY OF DEMONSTRATION AREA RESIDENTS BY PERSONAL INTERVIEW; AND (4) TELEPHONE "BEFORE" SURVEY. THE COLLECTION OF SURVEY DATA WAS LIMITED TO THREE SELECTED ROUTES OF THE D. C. TRANSIT SYSTEM. THE REPORT OUTLINES THESE ROUTES IN DETAIL ALONG WITH REASONS FOR THEIR SELECTION AND MAPS PLACING THEM IN THE OVERALL D. C. METROPOLITAN AREA. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO INT-MTD-10
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington Metro Area Transit Commission

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Robb, B T
  • Publication Date: 1965-2-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241887
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1973 12:00AM