Patronage of local bus services has been falling since at least 1952. This report uses the national travel surveys of 1965, 1972/73 and 1975/76 to examine how the use of local bus services has changed since 1965. A declining proportion of bus trips are made to and from work, and an increasing proportion for shopping. Characteristics of bus users with respect to age, sex, area of residence, car ownership, income and the socio-economic group of the user's household are studied. Variation of bus use with time of day and with season is shown. It is found that demand for bus travel by adults has become less peaked, and that by 1975/76 most of the additional peak demand was due to children.(a) (TRRL) experimental sections of road, state highway 28 (de jong,ng). For abstracts of some of these papers see IRRD nos 247466 and 247467.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Mitchell, CGB
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL LR923 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM