AN ASSESSMENT OF ROAD USER NEEDS IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT

There are two major players in the transportation system: users and providers. This paper summarizes the results of a study on direct assessment of rural user needs. The objective of the study was to assess rural road users' and providers' perception of rural road needs. Different rural road user groups were identified to obtain a representative sample of perceptions. User groups targeted in the study included: commuters, mail carriers, school bus drivers, and farmers. An attitudinal survey was developed and administered to these groups. The survey yielded a good return rate, suggesting that more road users are becoming aware or road management and finance issues. This paper summarizes the development of the survey and discuses major findings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Authors:
    • Hough, J
    • Smadi, A
    • Griffin, G
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No 96-58
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1996 12:00AM