A BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORTATION: SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR MASS TRANSIT

Behavioral principles are outlined and used to analyze bus riding and car driving. It is concluded that transportation behaviors are chains of responses, consequences (reinforcers and punishers), and discriminative stimuli, and that alterations of these components will influence ridership. It is suggested that manipulations such as free transit and exclusive bus lanes will attract the carless more than car drivers. Analysis indicates that systems such as Dial-a-Bus and Park-and-Ride have potential for competing with the car because these systems reduce the delay of reinforcement and the adversive consequences associated with bus riding. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • Deslauriers, B C
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00128807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM