The changing role of public transit in North America has generally not been accompanied by improvements in the state-of-the-art data collection and analysis. The new orientation that transit has acquired through public control has become increasingly costly and exceeded revenues generated from the specific services rendered. Only little evidence exists regarding the nature and size of benefits resulting from specific programs and services. Unless the transit industry is perceived to be of merit such as defense and higher education, it will increasingly be challenged to support the magnitude of the social benefits that result from specific expenditures and services. To avoid unwise expenditures, programs and services, the industry should embark on a program to develop the necessary technology and resources to measure specific impacts of public transit services and relate these measurements to the broad social objectives that transit is supposed to achieve.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Horn, K H
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00183696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM