THE SHIRLEY HIGHWAY EXPRESS BUS-ON-FREEWAY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT/A STUDY OF PARK-AND-RIDING
The market for fixed route transit operations is not limited to travelers within walking distance of transit stops. This was demonstrated by the Shirley Highway Express-Bus-on-Freeway Project as project promoted park-and-ride operations led to sizable increases in bus patronage: Park-and-riders, commuters who traveled by auto to a bus stop and then by bus to work, greatly expanded the market for the fixed route bus service in the Shirley Highway Corridor area. This report presents results of a study of the successful park-and-ride operation within the Shirley Highway Corridor area: suburban fringe parking lots coupled with the high speed buses of the Shirley Highway Express-Bus-on-Freeway Project. Demographic characteristics of the park-and-riders as well as characteristics of their present park-and-ride and previous commute trips are examined. Factors important in the commuters' decisions to park-and-ride are identified. The report also describes the survey procedures used in the study.
- See also report dated Dec 74, COM-75-10412.
National Bureau of StandardsTechnical Analysis Division
Washington, DC United States 20234
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- McQueen, J T
- Miller, G K
- HARRISON, C
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: 52 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus lines; Buses; Freeways; Parking facilities; Travel patterns; Urban transportation
- Geographic Terms: Washington (District of Columbia)
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00136912
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-75-689, UMTA-IT-06-0024-75-1, Interim Report
- Contract Numbers: DOT-AT-40018
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM