A TIME-SERIES ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF MASS COMPETITION ON COMMUTER RAIL RIDERSHIP

Extension of the Chicago Transit Authority Kennedy rapid transit line into the close-in suburban territory served by the Chicago and North Western's Northwest commuter line has been studied. There was an assessment of effects on ridership, an evaluation of the effect of rail fare increases in the presence of a competing mass transit mode, a study of the time interval of the impact and its geographic range, and an assessment of the impact of the energy crisis on commuter rail usage. This paper gives the background, the methods of study and analysis, and the results with their policy and planning significance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, Beyond the Bicentennial: The Transportation Challenge, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 28-30, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   USA  47971
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, C
    • Burrows, B
    • Heramb, C
    • Kunze, R C
    • Sen, A K
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1982 12:00AM