INTERCITY BUS SERVICE TO SMALL URBAN AREAS IN NEW YORK STATE: ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

IN HIS MESSAGE TO THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE IN JANUARY 1970 GOVERNOR ROCKEFELLER PROPOSED A CONCERTED EFFORT TO PROVIDE PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL INTERCITY TRANSPORTATION FOR SMALL URBAN AREAS. AT THAT TIME THERE WERE 10 AREAS IN THE STATE WITH A POPULATION OVER 2500 AND NO INTERCITY SERVICE AT ALL; THESE WERE SELECTED FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY, WHICH WAS WIDENED TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTS OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROPOSED GENESEE, SOUTHERN TIER, AND SUSQUEHANNA EXPRESSWAY CORRIDORS. THEIR COMPLETION WILL ENABLE BUS OPERATORS TO OFFER FAST, NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN LARGE URBAN AREAS AND THERBY BYPASS THE DOWNTOWN CENTERS OF SMALL URBAN AREAS. THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM IS DISCUSSED, SERVICE LEVEL STANDARDS ARE SET, A MODEL FOR DEMAND FORECASTS AND ROUTE IDENTIFICATION IS PRESENTED AND THE RESULTS OF ITS APPLICATION ARE DESCRIBED, THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED ROUTES IS ASSESSED, AND MEANS OF PROVIDING SERVICE TO COMMUNITIES BY-PASSED BY THE NEW EXPRESSWAYS ARE REVIEWED.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 57 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00202221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tro70417
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1973 12:00AM