This digest provides the results of Task 2, "Transit Ridership Initiative", of TCRP Project J-6, "Quick Response for Special Needs". The objectives of this task were to (1) identify and report on transit ridership success stories and (2) identify research needs to increase U.S. transit ridership. The digest is organized as follows: Summary - general observations about recent ridership experiences and the factors that have contributed to ridership increases, based on interviews with more than 40 transit system managers; Overview of the Project - project purpose, background, and project approach; Findings and Conclusions from Recent Transit Ridership Increases; Future Research and Related Agenda for Action - brief descriptions of 25 potential research topics; Appendix A - Summary of Transit System Interviews on Ridership; and Appendix B - Bibliography.

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  • Authors:
    • Stanley, R
  • Publication Date: 1995-2


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 46 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00675164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1995 12:00AM