MOREHEAD, KENTUCKY, SCHOOL BUS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

Recent public policy has demonstrated increased concern for the effectiveness of existing transportation systems as a cost-efficient alternative to major capital expenditures. One such program in Kentucky uses a single school bus to provide transit service in the community of Morehead. A 36-passenger school bus operates hourly along a 12.1-km (7.5-mile) route from 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Service is provided to Morehead State University, several public housing projects, the central business district, a principal manufacturing house, and the hospital. The one-way fare is $0.25. The Kentucky Department of Transportation, the Rowan County Board of Education, and the city of Morehead all share in the management of the project. Net operating costs during the 12-month demonstration period are shared between the department of transportation and the city of Morehead (75-25 percent, respectively). To date, farebox revenues have equaled 8.78 percent of the total operating costs. Initial patronage during the first 5 months of the demonstration program was low, increased drastically during severe winter weather, and moderated somewhat when warmer weather arrived. Weekday patronage averages 33.6 persons/d and Saturday patronage averages 16.8 persons/d. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 73-76
  • Monograph Title: Rural public transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028353
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1982 12:00AM