The rationale for public transportation education is set forth, the goals for such education are described, and the ways in which government and the transit industry could help achieve the goals are outlined. The five ultimate goals which education should achieve are; motivate youngsters to use transit for the benefit of the common good; expand travel options of the public; promote personal, social and political action by citizens to ensure the adequacy, safety and efficiency of transit; promote transportation safety; and reduce vandalism of public transportation vehicles and facilities. Instrumental goals which must first be achieved are also listed. These relate to provision of information on transit availability, alteration of stereotyped thinking about transportation issues, setting of priorities, feelings and attitudes associated with the use of cars, and the understanding of social, political and economic factors related to public transportation systems. The government and transit industry could provide educational services and promote curriculum development.

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  • Accession Number: 00128573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1981 12:00AM