TRAVEL CHARACTERISTICS OF JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH

Travel characteristics of junior and senior high school students in Dutchess County (Poughkeepsie), New York are analyzed using the results of a survey of students in the County. A total of 40 randomly selected homerooms, including at least one in every school district, were surveyed and over 900 completed questionnaires were used in the analysis. The influence of family size, auto ownership, and school grade and sex on trip rates, mode choice and trip purpose are examined in detail as are the effects of trip purpose on frequency and mode choice. Results indicated that (1) trip rates are affected by grade, sex and auto aownership, but are similar for travel on weekdays and Saturdays? (2) lack of available transportation is the major reason that desired trips are not made; and (3) a high percentage of students did not make certain trips because they were "too busy." /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper submitted for Presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Planning and Research Bureau, 1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  USA  12226
  • Authors:
    • Cohen, G S
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 88
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM