NASSAU COUNTY BUS SYSTEM, PROSPECTS FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION: REPORT NO 3

HIGHWAY SATURATION COMBINED WITH ALMOST TOTAL RELIANCE ON THE AUTOMOBILE IN NASSAU COUNTY SUGGESTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BUS TRANSIT TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD MITIGATION OF THE PROBLEM. HOWEVER, PRESENT OPERATIONS DO NOT PROMOTE TRANSIT AS AN ALTERNATIVE MODE OF TRAVEL. TWO MAJOR SHORTCOMINGS ARE THE DIFFICULTY OF OBTAINING PROPER INFORMATION ABOUT ROUTES, SCHEDULES, AND SERVICE; AND THE INCONVENIENCE OF WAITING AT EXPOSED BUS STOPS. ADDITIONALLY, LOW POPULATION DENSITY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY MAKES PROFITABLE ROUTING AND SCHEDULING A FORMIDABLE TASK. A POSSIBLE SOLUTION OF THE LAST PROBLEM IS INSTITUTION OF A DEMAND-RESPONSIVE BUS SERVICE, WHICH WOULD LEND ITSELF TO OFF-PEAK USES. THE PLANNING COMMISSION IS ALSO EXAMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF A VARIETY OF PEOPLE MOVERS. /UMTA/

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

    Nassau County Planning Commission

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  • Publication Date: 1969-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1982 12:00AM