The sample of observations for this study was acquired from a cross-sectional data base consisting of 20 medium-sized cities. Data for each city were collected at the census-tract level, and two basic types of data were collected for each census tract: socioeconomic characteristics of the rider, and level-of-service characteristics provided by the transit firm. Regression analyses of the data revealed that transit may not be routed in such a manner as to provide an optimum level of service to the public. The finding that the number of workers employed in the CBD is not an important attribute for explaining the demand for work trips on public transit tends to support this conclusion and suggests that there may be potential transit user markets to which transit firms could justify new service. Examination further reveals that there are regional variations for the demand for work trips on public transit; this finding should discourage attempts to develop an aggregate travel-demand model which would be applied indiscriminately to various areas.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

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  • Authors:
    • Costantino, D P
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 243-257
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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  • Accession Number: 00096145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1981 12:00AM