WORKSHOP 1: THE GRANTOR'S ROLE

The purpose of Workshop 1, which viewed the evaluation of urban public transportation from the grantor's perspective, was to seek answers to the following questions: (1) What is the appropriate distribution of transportation resources among the various transport modes? (2) What is a rational and equitable basis for allocating (and distributing) transit resources among client groups? (3) What are the appropriate measures of performance for transit systems, i.e., what does a grantor use to judge good and bad performance among client transit systems? (4) What are the attitudinal and motivational factors that influence transit patronage and what is the proper (ethical) use of these factors? (5) How does one design a financial aid program that appropriately encourages (rewards) service and discourages (penalizes) inefficiency and resource waste? This report of the proceedings of Workshop 1 identified the following research projects as being necessary for an adequate evaluation of urban public transportation:(1) classification of urban areas; (2) development of methodologies for assessing and evaluating alternative mobility systems in urban areas; (3) identification of rural transit needs and methods of meeting these needs; (4) public transit operational and managerial training needs; (5) motivational research needs related to modal choice decisions; (6) investigation of the feasibility of establishing a "Transportation Broker" through a case study; (7) development of appropriate roles for various levels of government; and (8) identification of potential for private sector to satisfy public transportation needs.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 37-38
  • Monograph Title: RESEARCH NEEDS FOR EVALUATING URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM