CONSUMER PREFERENCES IN URBAN BUSES AND BUS SERVICES PART A, MAIN REPORT

This main report analyses the results of a survey conducted in Perth Australia during August and September 1974. The survey was conducted in two parts: by the use of an onboard and a household questionnaire. Details of the individual results are given in supplementary reports b and C. Questionnaires were designed to obtain a ranking of bus design and bus service/travel characteristics. The respondents were found to be strongly in favour of measures which would improve comfort and trip convenience; the level of fares charged was considered much less important. Seating comfort during the journey was considered the most important bus characteristic, cleanliness and riding comfort were more important than the colour or exterior style of the bus. The most important feature of the service was considered to be its frequency. Safety and reliability was rated more highly than seat availability and distance to bus stops. /TRRL/

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    Department of Transport, Australia

    Bureau of Transport Economics
    Canberra, A.C.T.,   Australia 

    TRANSPORT ECONOMICS

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  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 642 01943 6
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM