ATTITUDES TOWARD TRANSIT SERVICE IN SMALL URBAN AREAS

An analysis of the attidutes of residents of several small urban areas toward transit improvement was conducted in an attempt to identify groups with similar preferences. The groups were described by several demographic characteristics: age, sex, auto owned. Two methods were used: a comparison of the preference rankings of each group across the cities; and discriminant analysis to identify groups with similar attitudes. The results indicate that there is some similarity within certain demographic groups, across the cities. However, respondents as a whole exhibited great similarity of preferred choices, irrespective of demographics or city. The two most preferred improvements were special vehicles for the handicapped and reduced fares for the elderly and handicapped. It is concluded that there exists some similarity in the attitudes towards transit improvement among the cities, but the development of any distinct groups proved impossible with the limited set of demographics available for use in this study. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 32-36
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation in rural and suburban areas
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026903
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1982 12:00AM