TRANSIT NOW NATIONAL PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY ON TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AND POLICIES. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Over 1,000 interviews were conducted via telephone nationwide from June 7-June 17, 1990 concerning transportation topics and transportation policy alternatives and actions. The major topics and their results were as follows: Public perceptions of the relative importance of key transportation and related problems--the relative importance of the six issues noted under this topic each garnered 50 percent or higher from respondents; Public satisfaction levels with current transportation resources and services--60 percent are satisfied wtih the availability of public transportation in their communities while 27 percent are dissatisfied with the condition of major streets and roads, 22 percent dissatisfied with the both availability of special carpool or vanpool lanes and car and vanpooling opportunities; Attitudes toward the "One Person One Car" situation and more travel options in the United States--42 percent strongly agree that too many people are driving alone while 33 percent somewhat agree. 48 percent believe that we must begin now to provide more options to reduce the driving alone dependence, 34 percent somewhat agreed and 22 percent disagreed with this idea; Public support for funding of general proposals on public transportation actions--ranges within 72-78 percent were obtained for the following: the use of tax incentives for business sponsorship of car and vanpooling and to encourage people to use public transportation, increased funding to expand local bus service, encourage and provide for more ride-sharing opportunities, and for trains and subway systems in major urban areas; Public reaction to federal gasoline tax increases to pay for transportation alternatives--43 percent of respondents favored an increase without knowing how much or for what purpose the increase would serve while 53 percent opposed the increase under these circumstances. When the exact amount of and purpose for the increase were known, 66 percent approved. Demographic breakdowns are provided for some responses and possible solutions to the problem were elicited from respondents for other topics.
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- Publication Date: 1990-6
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Carpools; Data collection; Demographics; Finance; Financing; Gasoline; Highway maintenance; Highways; Improvements; Incentives; Public opinion; Public transit; Surveys; Taxation; Telephone; Transportation policy; Vanpools
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transit services
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Public Transportation; Society; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00496936
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 2000 12:00AM