COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING ORGANIZATION TRANSIT SURVEY: SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

THE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE SAN DIEGO TRANSIT CORPORATION, THE LARGEST BUS SYSTEM IN THE COUNTY, HAS THE DUAL AIM OF PRODUCING AN IMMEDIATE ACTION PLAN AND A TEN- YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN. THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO EMBRACE OTHER COUNTY BUS COMPANIES BUT WILL EXCLUDE THE RAIL SYSTEM BECAUSE OF ITS LOW INTRACOUNTY DATA ON TRANSIT RIDERS WAS OBTAINED THROUGH AN EXTENSIVE SURVEY INVOLVING THE DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION OF OVER 50,000 QUESTIONNAIRES ON OPERATING BUSES. THE SURVEY RESULTS INDICATED THAT ABOUT ONE-HALF OF THE RIDERS WERE UNDER 25, AND WERE WOMEN. ABOUT 65% HAVE ANNUAL INCOMES OF UNDER $6,000. TRANSIT RIDERS ARE LESS LIKELY TO OWN AUTOMOBILES THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION, AND ABOUT 80% OF THE RIDERS HAD NO ACCESS TO A CAR. OVER ONE-THIRD OF ALL SAN DIEGO TRIPS ARE GENERATED BY THE DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO AREA. ABOUT 60% OF ALL GREYHOUND TRIPS BEGIN OR END AT THE PORT OF ENTRY NEAR TIJUANA. FROM 1948 TO 1965 THE NUMBER OF ANNUAL REVENUE PASSENGERS IN SAN DIEGO DECLINED FROM ABOUT 61 MILLION TO LESS THAN 13.5. IN 1966 THIS TREND REVERSED, AND REVENUE PASSENGERS HAVE SINCE INCREASED TO ABOUT 16 MILLION PER YEAR. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO CAL-T9-8
  • Corporate Authors:

    San Diego County, California

    Comprehensive Planning Organization
    San Diego, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241899
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1972 12:00AM