SERVICE PLANNING AND MARKETING

Two models are discussed for predicting the demand estimate for new transit services or service modification--macroscopic mathematical models based on land-use and population characteristics and marketing models based on consumer awareness of and attitude toward service. The way consumer marketing was applied to the Nashville marketing demonstration project sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration is described. Attitudinal change was more predictive of increased ridership than any other factor. A methodology and a predictive equation based on theoretical data for quantifying the relation between consumer attitudes and transportation ridership is proposed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 79-84
  • Monograph Title: URBAN TRANSPORT SERVICE INNOVATIONS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028175
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM