AN EVALUATION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF TRANSIT SERVICES TO MINORITY GROUPS IN SELECTED TEXAS CITIES
The results are presented of a survey which assessed the travel needs and other factors influencing the perceptions of minority (i.e., black) transit riders, determined their transportation needs, assessed the importance of public transit, and which attempted to quantify and measure the impact of their lower economic status and low level of automobile ownership on mobility. The findings tend to support the hypothesis that minority low income transit riders are constrained in their mobility by their economic predicament, the multiplicity of their travel behavior, and certain characteristics of the public transit system (e.g. no service to the suburbs where employment opportunities have moved from the central city in recent years). Policy implications and some suggested remedies, such as "feeder" subsidiary transit networks for implementing the findings are also presented.
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- Sponsored by Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation and performed in cooperation with DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
Texas Southern University, HoustonUrban Resources Center, 3017 Wheeler Avenue
Houston, TX United States 77004
- Lede, N W
- Publication Date: 1978-3
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 145 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobile ownership; Data collection; Minorities; Mobility; Needs assessment; Public transit; Socioeconomic factors; Surveys; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Socioeconomic data
- Subject Areas: Economics; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00178322
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: IAC (76-77)-1884
- Files: NTL, TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 19 1982 12:00AM