ESTIMATING COST OF PROVIDING RURAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

The issue of rural transportation has attracted the attention of public policymakers. Now that the general need has been recognized, decision makers want to move to the important questions of demand and cost. Despite the existence of hundreds of small-scale transportation systems, many of which are rural, very little research on demand is available to guide the would-be designer of a rural transportation system. This paper reports work done by the Governor's Rural Transportation Task Force in Pennsylvania. Among the task force objectives was estimating demand for and cost of transportation in all rural areas of Pennsylvania. Based on what little documentation of demand for public transportation systems in rural areas is available, a range of demand estimates is produced. Alternative service options are introduced to shown their influence on final costs. These 2 factors - level of demand and level of service-appear to be the most significant determinants of the cost of rural transportation systems.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 8-15
  • Monograph Title: Transportation for elderly, disadvantaged, and handicapped people in rural areas
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024927
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1981 12:00AM