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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Dec 74, COM-75-10412.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Technical Analysis Division
    Washington, DC  USA  20234

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • McQueen, J T
    • Miller, G K
    • HARRISON, C
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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