Small Urban University Transit: A Tri-Campus Case Study

University campuses have unique transportation requirements that may be characterized with a high concentration of trips during multiple peak periods (i.e., morning, lunch, and afternoon). These campuses are often the largest employers in small-to-medium size cities and it is therefore critical to coordinate campus mobility needs with the overall transportation system. Many colleges and universities recognize transit as an effective mode for meeting campus mobility and have developed transit systems to serve those needs. However, successful campus transit systems include factors such as careful planning, understanding user preferences, efficient design of system services, and coordination with existing city transit service. Universities are not homogenous (i.e., enrollment levels, campus location, size of community), so they will have different needs. This paper focuses on the mobility needs of Fargo-Moorhead's universities, students, faculty and staff. It is part of a larger study that examines student mobility needs. In this paper the authors will present the results of an on-line survey administered during the 2002-03 school year. The results of this study are based on the responses of students, faculty and staff.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    1320 Albrecht Blvd
    Fargo, ND  United States  58105

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Authors:
    • Peterson, Del
    • Hough, Jill
    • Hegland, Gary
    • Miller, James
    • Ulmer, Dustin
  • Publication Date: 2005-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 94p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000542
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 05-169
  • Files: UTC, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2005 1:30PM