A STUDY ON FACTORS AFFECTING SUCCESS OF SUBURBAN MASS TRANSIT LINES

The purpose of the study was to identify and analyze the factors that influence the success or failure of public transportation lines that operate mainly within the low density suburban areas, and whose purpose is to serve the local travel needs between and within suburban communities, rather than to provide corridor connections with the central business district (CBD) of the metropolitan region. This report presents the efforts of a research project on factors that effect the success levels of suburban bus transit lines, operating in low density areas and serving non-CBD-oriented, localized travel needs, on fixed-routes and schedules of service. The analysis is based on data from suburban transit routes from two distinctly different metropolitan areas, namely: Philadelphia SMSA and San Diego SMSA. The factors investigated include those expressive of the connectivity of transit lines, land use mix in the service areas, areal/spatial characteristics of the transit routes, and the characteristics of the transit users.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Transportation Studies Center, 3400 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Tomazinis, A R
    • Replogle, M
    • Del Casino, J
    • Young, D
    • Gleichman, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 170 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-PA-11-0018-80-1Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM