FEASIBILITY STUDY OF FREE BUS SERVICE FOR A STREET CORRIDOR OF DENVER

AN AREA OF DENVER WAS SELECTED THAT CONTAINED MOST OF THE 3 BUS ROUTES THAT RUN IN AN EAST-WEST DIRECTION FROM SUBURBAN EASTERN DENVER TO DOWNTOWN. A SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED AMONG AUTOMOBILE USERS IN THE AREA TO OBTAIN INFORMATION OF PREFERRED MODE OF TRAVEL IF FREE BUS SERVICE WERE AVAILABLE. ESTIMATES OF INCREASED BUS RIDERSHIP WERE DEVELOPED BY EXPANDING THE SURVEY RESULTS. TRANSPORTATION COSTS WERE ANALYZED FOR THE PRESENT TOTAL OPERATING AND TRAVEL TIME COST AND FOR THE OPERATING AND TRAVEL TIME COST IF FREE BUS SERVICE WERE EMPLOYED. IT WAS FOUND THAT TOTAL TRANSPORTATION EXPENSE WAS LESS UNDER A FREE BUS SYSTEM THAN UNDER THE PRESENT FARE SYSTEM, BUT THE MARGIN OF ADVANTAGE WAS SMALL. ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS WERE CITED IN ARRIVING AT THE CONCLUSION THAT FREE BUS SERVICE HAS THE POTENTIAL OF BEING BENEFICIAL BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE TESTED IN A CLOSELY MONITORED SITUATION TO DEMONSTRATE ITS TRUE WORTH. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-15
  • Monograph Title: Advanced transportation systems and technology
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021561
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1973 12:00AM