FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE STATE TRANSIT OPERATING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: A QUANTITATIVE PREFERENCE TECHNIQUE

This paper presents three applications of a technique known as trade-off analysis, a tool which allows the analyst to quantify preferences based on survey results which have been transformed into ratio-scaled data. The data is from the NYSDOT Public Opinion Survey, conducted in November 1974 sampling 1,000 households across New York State. The first application discussed is evaluation of alternative transit operating assistance programs, to determine which of several feasible programs are most acceptable to the public. The determination of which levels of individual program attributes are most preferred, and to what degree, is the second application discussed. leading to information useful in developing new transit operating assistance programs. The last analysis develops preference shifts at different transit fare levels, introducing some interesting theoretical work. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was submitted to the 55th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Planning Division, State Campus, Building 4
    Albany, NY  USA  12232
  • Authors:
    • Donnelly, E P
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Rpt. 90
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM