The purpose of this report is to detail the results of a study examining the feasibility of implementing a rural transit system in the City of Bogalusa, Louisiana. Initially, it was anticipated that the residents would be interested in developing a rural transit system that would provide inexpensive transportation to work sites located outside of Bogalusa. A survey of several job sites within Louisiana--New Orleans, Covington, Slidell, Washington, and St. Bernard Parishes--indicated that a significant number of Bogalusa residents commuted to these work areas. Daily ridership was estimated at 350 passengers. However, a survey of the residents showed that most residents preferred a fixed-route or demand-responsive system in Bogalusa rather than a vanpool, carpool, or employer-based vanpool system. Based on this survey and an inventory of existing land uses, travel patterns, and population trends in Bogalusa, a recommended system was designed that would operate on a fixed-route with demand-responsive capabilities. This report documents the study results. It documents the results of the user survey, examines several other rural transit systems, and presents the recommended transit service design and a financial analysis of projected implementation and operating costs as well as system revenues associated with the recommended system designed. The recommended service would provide fixed-route bus service with demand responsive capabilities in the various residential neighborhoods. The system is modeled on the system serving Merrill, Wisconsin, also described in this report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Systems, Incorporated

    4822 Prytania Street
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70115

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-LA-X001-85-3
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-LA-18-X001
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1987 12:00AM