EQUITY: TESTING AND ACHIEVING IT IN MASS TRANSIT

A prototypical study was made of public transportation services within the greater St. Louis, Mo., area from standpoints of adequacy and equity. At issue was whether the transit-dependent minority residents of the area were served adequately and as well as the remainder of the population. This paper describes the criteria and analyses employed in the Bi-state study. The criteria investigated are those which are primarily design-related (financial assistance, transit coverage, transferring, duration, frequency, fare, trip time, trip speed, accessibility), and those which are supply related (accident exposure, crime exposure, vehicle loading, waiting facilities, predictability, bus age, equipment, bus cleanliness, public information). The analysis also investigated other factors, including ambient conditions they may contribute or directly cause inequities or inadequacies, eg. traffic conditions, crime, operating and maintenance facility limitations, physical location of facilities and effects of ridership patterns.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transit Association

    1100 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • McBrayer, D B
    • Howard, D M
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 63-72
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM