PERSONAL SECURITY ON PUBLIC TRANSIT

While conventional modal choice models consider time and cost, safety has been largely ignored. This study examined the safety aspect of a public transit facility through user-perception survey. A bus and elevated line of the Chicago Transit Authority were chosen as the survey areas. It was found that the variable most frequently cited as decisive in using, or not using, the bus or elevated is freedom from personal attack or harassment. The users' perception of safety is examined. The study cites some shortcomings of the survey method and notes that system design should have a major role in persuading potential riders that safety is assured.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from Transportation in Focus, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, San Francisco, California, 10-12 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • FERRARI, N D
    • Trentacosts, M F
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1981 12:00AM