THE IMPACT OF BUS DEREGULATION ON SMALL TOWNS

The impact of bus deregulation on small towns is discussed. Because much of the discussion before the passage of the Bus Regulatory and Reform Act of 1982 focused on potential impacts on small communities, the purpose of this paper is to consider the initial impacts on residents of communities for which bus service was discontinued. A survey of former ticket agents in Iowa generated information regarding several key aspects of those impacts: the age and number of former riders, the type of service for which they relied on intercity transit, the amount of package service performed, the level and persistence of protest regarding discontinuance, and the availability of alternative forms of service.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: pp 65-71
  • Monograph Title: Economic and regulatory issues in intercity bus and other transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00453100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309039010
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM