ANALYSIS OF THE NEED FOR A RURAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Travel in rural localities has received little attention to date. Recent legislation has pointed to the possibility of financial aid to public transit systems set up in such areas. The study defines and develops tools for analyzing the 'need' for rural public transportation. Using Madison County, Virginia as an example case, the study first defines travel demand, latent demand, travel 'wants,' and diverted travel. Five techniques then are analyzed for making demand and need forecasts (accessibility, gap analysis, attitude surveying, committee estimates, demonstration projects). It is concluded that full-scale O-D surveys and analyses are too expensive and that a combination of committee estimates and demonstration projects may be the best forecasting method.
Virginia Interuniversity Transportation Study GroupBlacksburg, VA United States
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Mix, CVS
- Dickey, J W
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Pagination: 58 p.
- TRT Terms: Federal aid; Financing; Forecasting; Laws; Legislation; Public transit; Rural areas; Transportation planning; Travel demand
- Geographic Terms: Virginia
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00090459
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: VITSG-74/4 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30097
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1981 12:00AM