SMALL CITY TRANSIT: EAST CHICAGO, INDIANA. FREE-FARE TRANSIT IN A HIGH DENSITY, INDUSTRIALIZED AREA

East Chicago, Indiana, is an illustration of a free-fare transit service operating in a high density area. The transit service was devised with a minimum of help from professional consultants, and without sophisticated routing, scheduling, or marketing plans. This case study is one of thirteen examples of a transit service in a small community. The background of the community is discussed along with a description of the implementation process and operational characteristics of the transit service. The process through which the community responds to the specific needs for transit service within the local content is stressed.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-251 507.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Service & Method Demonstration, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Misner, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-76-5-6 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0049-76-6
  • Contract Numbers: MA-06-0049
  • Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1982 12:00AM