This report is an analysis of two demonstration projects. Demonstration projects resulted from the passage of the Housing Act of 1961 which marked the beginning of the Federal government's role in providing funds to aid urban areas in solving their transportation problems. One of the demonstration projects examined was undertaken by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Compact (SEPACT) from October 1962 to October 1965; and the other by the Mass Transportation Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (MTC) from December 1962 to March 1964. Both projects provided data for the purpose of predicting the effects on ridership levels of various changes in fares and frequencies. Both projects were analyzed from regional and national viewpoints. It was determined what could be learned from these projects and what could have been done to obtain more information that might have increased their worth to both the Federal government and the local area. It should be recognized that while other modes were included in the demonstrations, only commuter rail experiments (which comprised the largest group) were considered for the purpose of analysis in order to limit the size of the study. Appendices contain the letter to B&M's passengers and an excerpt from the Housing Act of 1961. A selected bibliography is furnished and there is a list of those contacted for the structured interviews and telephone conversations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Transportation Center, Leverone Hall
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201
  • Authors:
    • Adams Jr
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IL-11-0005-74-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM