DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ANALYSIS OF INTERCITY PASSENGER TRAVEL BY BUS

Transportation planners in Iowa have initiated efforts to enhance the attractiveness of passenger travel by intercity bus to expoit more fully the inherent advantages of that travel mode. However, insufficient data have been available to provide a firm basis for such planning. Data traditionally provided to regulatory agencies are aggregated so as to afford little information on patronage for specific cities or specific route segments. Data from a 100 percent sample of ticket sales for a summer month from 23 focal communities in Iowa--including travel volumes, trip lengths, and origin-destination information--provided a basis for the analysis of bus travel in the state. Additional data were made available from a metropolitan station to indicate seasonal and daily variations in travel demand and the proportion of on-time service. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 68-72
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system analysis
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028221
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM