AN ANALYSIS OF CITIZEN ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BUS SERVICE IN THE CITY OF ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO

This report is based upon the discussion concerning potential usage and mean number of automobiles per family. Further, if the system required a tax increase to maintain operation, the majority of the population would accept the additional cost. This is evidenced by the fact that 47.6 percent of those surveyed said they would pay additional taxes as opposed to 38.7 percent who would not. According to the multifrequency results relating to age and races, the majority would support a tax increase if necessary. Based upon the multifrequency distributions of age, income level and ethnicity, the system would have a broad base of support. In most cases, there was a clear majority in favor of a bus system and the necessary tax increases to support it. Regarding handicapped individuals, it is evident that they believed a mass transit sytem would help relieve their unique transportation problems. This is illustrated by the fact that 62 percent of the families with handicapped members said they would use the system, 72 percent said they would favor the use of municipal funds for the project, 60 percent would support a tax increase, and 58 percent of the families with handicapped members with severe transportation problems said the bus would solve those problems. The findings of this study indicate a high degree of citizen support. This support justifies further studies into areas such as operating costs and tax considerations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the New Mexico State Highway Department in cooperation with DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Bureau of Business and Economic Research
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87131
  • Authors:
    • Morris, R B
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NM-09-0003
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM