AN ANALYSIS OF THE DEMAND FOR BUS AND SHARED-RIDE TAXI SERVICE IN TWO SMALLER URBAN AREAS

This report is a study of the demand for the publicly owned, fixed-route, fixed-schedule bus service and the privately owned, demand-responsive transportation service in two smaller urban areas--Davenport, Iowa, and Hicksville, New York. The objectives of the report were to compare the travel patterns and markets of the bus and shared-ride taxi systems, to compare the travel patterns and markets of the shared-ride taxi systems in each study area, to analyze factors and circumstances underlying the choice of either the bus or the shared-ride taxi, and to measure the public sentiment toward each form of public transportation. Information was gathered through on-board surveys, mail surveys, home interviews, and dispatching records and drivers' logs maintained by the taxicab companies. Users as well as non-users of public transportation were interviewed. A bibliography is furnished. Appendices contain Customer Data Record, Vehicle Data Record, and the bus passenger, taxi passenger and household survey questionnaires.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available in set of 6 reports as PB-245 099-SET, PC$27.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Transportation Center

    University of Tennessee
    309 Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Middendorf, D P
    • Heathington, K W
    • Davis, FWJ
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 312 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-TN-06-0004-75-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1981 12:00AM