Methodology is described for determining community desires and attitudes concerning transportation mode selection and design, with an emphasis on improving and marketing public transportation modes. Data drawn from questionnaires administered to a general sample of adults and a "city leaders" sample in the Austin, Texas area are analyzed. The information obtained related to travelling frequency for work trips, the mode selected and the criteria, and ratings for a car and a bus for these trips. This data was used to identify key target switchers to mass transit as well as needed improvement in their perceptions of mass transit. Determinant attribute analysis for shopping and personal business trips, measurement of attitudes toward financing public transportation, as well as transportation's role in city planning, pollution etc., measurement of respondents' exposure to various general media, and the measurement of basic demographic information are the other tasks accomplished.

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    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  United States  78712
  • Authors:
    • ALPERT, M
    • DAVIES, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0036558
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-75/142
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30093
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM