The editorial opinions expressed in the news press can provide information on which issues are currently prominent concerns of the public, and on how public opinion may be aligned on those issues. A survey of all urban transportation-related editorials appearing in a sample of 155 U.S. newspapers during a period of 19 months in 1973-74 revealed that a number of issues, related to transit financing, transit and highway investment, bicycles, and the transportation planning process were currently under debate in the urban press. This paper presents the survey's findings regarding the incidence and viewpoint of articles on these and other issues. Transit financing concerns clearly emerged as the most frequently discussed, and some agreement in editorial viewpoint was also found. The paper concludes with the authors' subjective observations on the scope and style of editorial discussion of urban transportation issues. /Author/

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    Elsevier Science

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  • Authors:
    • Olsson, M L
    • Kemp, M A
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 407-418
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  • Accession Number: 00149160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM