TAXICAB USER CHARACTERISTICS IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE CITIES

In-taxi interviews were conducted with 6176 taxi users in eight small and medium-size cities in North Carolina to determine taxi usage characteristics in these cities. The interviews were conducted in each city both early and late in the month in order to test the effects of early month ridership peaking. One half of the sample cities have transit service. The data were used to test twelve hypotheses regarding the variation of taxi usage with user characteristics, time of the month, and transit. The results show the taxi users: To have substantially lower incomes and car availability rates than do large city taxi users; to be more nearly homogeneous than are large city taxi users; and to seldom use transit. The results point clearly to the need to distinguish between large and small city taxi operations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Center for Urban and Regional Studies
    Chapel Hill, NC  USA  27514

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gilbert, G
    • Bach, R O
    • Dilorio, F C
    • Fravel, F D
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-NC-11-0003-76-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM