THE DEMAND FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT. REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE STUDY OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING PUBLIC TRANSPORT PATRONAGE

This report analyzes the very large body of information available on the many different factors which affect the demand for public transport and draws conclusions which have a direct applicability to transport planning. This information refers very largely to studies carried out in developed western countries, and primarily to urban bus services; nevertheless the findings have considerable application to rail transport and rural areas also, and to the problems of developing countries. The findings of the study are organized under the following headings: public transport in a social context; present trends in public transport; methodology, models and data; the sociological approach to transport planning; effects of income and car ownership and other background factors; effects of fares; effect of quality of service; effect of land use and intensity of activities; effect of transportation policies on patronage. The costs of transit operations; interaction of supply and demand. The members of the working group came from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, the Federal German Republic, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the USA.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 358 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1982 12:00AM