Selected results of a series of four on-board surveys taken to monitor the use of a peak-period bus system in Honolulu are presented and compared with results of an earlier door-to-door survey. The system offers express service to two general destination areas: the Honolulu CBD and the University of Hawaii. The surveys queried riders on basic socioeconomic information, characteristics of past and present travel modes, and user perceptions about service improvements. The study findings indicated that express bus patronage was significantly higher than that of the prior bus service. A significant portion of the morning riders, however, did not use the service for their return trips. The proportion of male and female riders was about even, and, among workers, the predominant occupations were professional and technical. Almost half of all riders came from households that owned two cars. About 60 percent of CBD riders and about 40 percent of riders on the university route were former automobile drivers. Increases in patronage over the survey period were in part due to gasoline shortages during the early months of 1974. The group most affected by gasoline shortages was students, who also showed a tendency over time to adjust their activity schedules to the schedule of the express bus service. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 6-11
  • Monograph Title: Bus transportation strategies
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  • Accession Number: 00156092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024838
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM