INTEGRATION OF SCHOOL BUS AND PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICE-SUMMARY REPORT

This document describes the investigation conducted within the framework of the Low Capital Alternatives Study as to the integration of school bus transportation and bus service in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Transit Taxing Districts where transit service is currently provided by the Metropolitan Transit Commission. The objective of the school bus study was to identify potentials and opportunities for better coordination of school bus service with other forms of transportation. The School Bus Study Goal relates the integration of school bus and Public Transit service to the goals of the Low Capital Alternatives Study. The study goals include, among others, the following: Increasing the effectiveness of the urban transportation system, maximize the traffic-carrying capacity of the existing street and highway system, minimize the use of limited energy resources in the movement of people and goods in the area and, achieve a level of urban mobility required for the social well-being and economic health of the entire Metropolitan Area. Several recommendations resulted from the study. The integration of the two services should be dropped from consideration under normal economic and fuel availability situations. During times of limited fuel availability, school hours should be staggered or school bus transportation policies changed. For overall transportation planning purposes, school districts should sumbit selected montly actual ridership totals to the Department of Education. Because some bus fleets are not utilized during off-peak fares, the Metropolitan Transit Commission should act as the catalyst among school districts, public social service agencies, private operators and those persons desiring transportation services to initiate the desired services.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared for the Twin Cities Areas Metropolitan Transit Commission.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Barton-Aschman Associates, Incorporated

    820 Davis Street
    Evanston, IL  USA  60204
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. 75-06
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1981 12:00AM