CHARACTERISTICS OF NEW YORK STATE TRANSIT USERS
Studies using data from a 1000-household survey (in 1974) on public attitudes and transit usage found that more than 80% of all work trips in New York City are taken by transit. However, the characteristics of riders of the different modes varied. Subway riders exceeded bus riders 3 to 1, and the former are represented by middle income groups who were young, white males. Bus riders earned more than $9,000 per year but were older and mostly female. Both classes of riders owned few automobiles. Transit also carries 49% of all non-work trips; the auto carries 44 percent. Buses carry twice the non-work trips that the subway does. In the rest of the state, only 50% of non-work trips are carried by bus.
Albany, NY United States 12232
- WEISS, D L
- Donnelly, E P
- Publication Date: 1976-8
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Bus transit; Data collection; Households; Public transit; Ridership; Subways; Surveys; Work trips
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus transportation (Intracity)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00145012
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Feb 1 1981 12:00AM