TRANSIT PROBLEMS IN SMALL CITIES AND NON-URBANIZED AREAS: INVENTORY OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN PLACES LESS THAN TEN THOUSAND POPULATION OUTSIDE OF URBANIZED AREAS

This report summarizes the type and level of transportation services (taxi, specialized transportation services, intracity and intercity buses) available in places between 2,500 and 10,000 population outside of urbanized areas in 48 contiguous states and the number of such services serving these communities. It also includes a section summarizing information on places under 2,500 population. In places (2,500-10,000), the inventory highlights the following unexpected results: Taxi-75% of total companies served 3 or 4 places, 18% had contracts with agencies, and State is second most common regulator and City government is the least common; Specialized Transportation Services--13% of all vehicles were equipped for non-ambulatory, 9% of the places had more than one specialzied service, 50% provided demand-responsive service, and local governments operated 23% of the systems; Intercity Buses Service-service provided to only 42% of places sampled, and 7% had contracts received a subsidy; Intracity Bus Service--5% of the systems were large metropolitan systems, 52% were privately owned, and only 21% were countywide. Of the 291 sample places with population between 100 and 2,500, 27 sample places were served by 40 taxi systems; 47 were served by 54 specialized transportation systems, and 32 had intercity bus service. Four of the systems (13%) stated that they had passenger service contracts or subsidies from state or local governments. Of the 32 systems reporting capital funding assistance, two received 16 (b) 2 funding. This inventory report contains many charts/fact sheets regarding the transportation services examined. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro

    Transportation Institute
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411
  • Authors:
    • Jackson, A F
    • MCKELVEY, D J
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NC-11-0004-79-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM