This paper summarizes the procedures, findings, and implications of an attitudinal survey of existing and potential transit users. Employees at work places having different levels of transit accessibility and different industry classifications were sampled about (a) the characteristics of a desirable transit service, and (b) the conditions under which they would use such a service. The approach used here appears to be more cost-effective and more accurate than the traditional home interview or busrider attitude and market-research studies and was useful in market segmentation for transit-system planning purposes. Radical differences were found between transit users and nonusers in regard to acceptable transit-service levels. Even with a level of service acceptable to non-users of transit, most automobile drivers conditioned a change of regular modes of travel to work on motor-fuel supply restraints. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-4
  • Monograph Title: Transit planning and operations
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  • Accession Number: 00168060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026504
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1981 12:00AM