A MODEL OPTIMUM SYSTEM OF BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR IMPROVING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN MEDIUM-SIZED METROPOLITAN AREAS

THE RESEARCH INVESTIGATED THE PRACTICALITY OF UTILIZING URBAN BUS TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES TO SERVE THE JOB TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT NEEDS OF DISADVANTAGED AND UNDEREMPLOYED GROUPS IN CHARLESTON, COLUMBIA, AND GREENVILLE, S.C. DATA WERE COLLECTED IN SURVEYS OF AVAILABLE BUS SERVICE, LOW-INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS, INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT CENTERS AND JOB TRAINING. THE RESULTS INDICATE THAT ALL LOW-INCOME AREAS EXCEPT ONE ARE ACCESSIBLE BY PUBLIC TRANSIT AND THAT SEVERAL THOUSAND POTENTIAL JOB OPENINGS WILL BE LOCATED WITHIN THREE BLOCKS OF A BUS ROUTE. AN OPTIMAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM APPEARS POSSIBLE WITH ONLY MINOR CHANGES TO EXISTING BUS ROUTES AND THE ADDITION OF SOME NEW SERVICE. SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ADVANCED FOR IMPROVING EMPLOYMENT ACCESS IN EACH CITY. THE REPORT ALSO EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION, RIDER INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AND JOB LOCATION ACCESS INFORMATION IN PROMOTING RIDERSHIP.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Carolina, Columbia

    Traffic and Transportation Center
    Columbia, SC  USA  29208
  • Authors:
    • Williams, J D
    • Whitener, L F
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 200 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 1973 12:00AM