PUBLIC RESPONSE TO INCREASED BUS SERVICE

CONSTANTLY INCREASING AUTOMOBILE OWNERSHIP, ACCOMPANIED BY INCREASING SUBURBANIZATION OF THE POPULATION, HAS CONTINUED TO JEOPARDIZE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN NEARLY EVERY CITY IN THE U.S. DECREASED PATRONAGE HAS FORCED ECONOMIES IN SERVICE AND INCREASED FARES, WHICH IN TURN HAVE CAUSED FURTHER PATRONAGE DECREASES. IN 1962, THE HHFA AND THE CITY OF DETROIT UNDERTOOK AN EXPERIMENT TO DETERMINE THE PUBLIC RESPONSE TO INCREASED BUS SERVICE. THE BUS SERVICE ON ONE LINE WAS INCREASED FOR A SHORT PERIOD. PASSENGERS WERE INTERVIEWED AND DATA WAS COLLECTED. PLACE OF RESIDENCE, SEX, RACE, OCCUPATION, TRIP PURPOSE, ORIGIN AND DESTINATION, AND EXPRESS PASSENGERS STATISTICS WERE COLLECTED FOR THE BUS PASSENGERS. SAMPLES OF HOUSEHOLDS WITHIN THE GRAND RIVER CORRIDOR WERE INTERVIEWED TO DETERMINE WHY BUS USAGE HAD DECREASED OVER THE PAST DECADE.

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    • No 2, pp 79-93, 2 FIG, 16 TAB, 3 REF, 1 APP Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
  • Authors:
    • Mayer, Albert J
    • Smock, Sue M
  • Publication Date: 1963

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 79-93
  • Monograph Title: Community values as affected by transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00240892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 2 1994 12:00AM