IMPLICATIONS OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOECONOMIC TRENDS FOR URBAN TRANSIT IN CANADA: PHASE 1 - TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS

Recent demographic and socioeconomic trends are profoundly reshaping the market for urban transit in Canada. The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) therefore initiated a study to document critical demographic and socioeconomic trends, assess the strategic implications of these trends for the Canadian urban transit industry, and develop feasible strategies which respond to the identified trends. The Phase 1 report outlines the overall approach to the study and provides an overview of the findings with respect to travel and transit travel characteristics of the different communities. These findings are discussed under six categories: 1) demographic trends; 2) labour force participation trends; 3) other employment trends; 4) auto availability; 5) attitudes and values; and 6) land use trends. These findings are based on detailed case studies conducted in ten communities, which can be found in the Technical Appendix and which represent five different types of communities: large metropolitan centres, metropolitan suburbs, major independent regional cities, smaller regional cities, and small centres. The final chapter assesses the implications of the identified social trends for transit in different types of communities.

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    Canadian Urban Transit Association

    55 York Street, Suite 1401
    Toronto, Ontario  Canada  M5J 1R7
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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00628237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STRP #1-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1993 12:00AM