CASE STUDY EVALUATION OF THE BOSTON AREA CARPOOLING PROGRAM
The report evaluates a carpooling program in operation in the Boston, Massachusetts area from August, 1973 through August, 1974. The program, entitled the WBZ/ALA Commuter Computer Campaign, was the first program in the nation to promote and organize carpooling on a regional scale. It consisted of a free computer matching service for prospective carpoolers supported by an intensive multi-media promotional effort. The evaluation was structured around a two-pronged survey effort. The WBZ/ALA Follow-Up Survey was administered to a sample of program participants to determine participant demographic and travel characteristics; their reasons for wanting to carpool; the extent of carpool formation as a result of, or independent of, the WBZ/ALA program; and participant experiences and attitudes toward the program. The Eastern Massachusetts Survey, the second survey, was designed to measure the penetration of the WBZ/ALA Program as well as provide data on the level of carpooling in the region and the characteristics and attitudes of carpoolers, noncarpoolers, and potential carpoolers.
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Cambridge, MA USA 02142
- HEATON, C
- Publication Date: 1976-5
- Pagination: 279 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Automobiles; Carpools; Commuting; Coordination; Demographics; Highway traffic; Information processing; Labor unions; Metropolitan areas; Organization; Promotion; Publicity; Regional planning; Regional transportation; Transportation operations; Transportation planning; Travel demand
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation management
- Geographic Terms: Massachusetts
- Old TRIS Terms: Media; Promoting; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00143036
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-76-23 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 6 1981 12:00AM