Recent trends in transportation have shown a reluctance to accept public transportation as a viable alternative to the automobile. Even some advanced systems such as BART have not been well received. A major source of this reluctance has been attributed to the failure to successfully meet the psychological needs and preferences of the traveler in designing passenger compartments of public vehicles. A discussion is presented on important psychological variables such as personal space, situation control, esthetics, perceived safety, privacy, and forced interaction with other travelers. Recommendations are given for improving the design of urban public transportation vehicles.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 18th Annual Meeting held in Huntsville, Alabama, Oct. 15-17, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Factors Society

    1134 Montana
    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90403
  • Authors:
    • Adams, S K
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 5-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1981 12:00AM