Transportation Experiences of Mexican Immigrants in California: Results from Focus Group Interviews

The purpose of this study was to conduct exploratory research on the transportation needs of Mexican immigrants in California, their use of different modes of transportation, their experiences with each mode, and the challenges they experience with respect to the transportation system as they go about their daily lives. Differences by car ownership status (households with and without a car) and by geographic area within California are explored. To conduct this research, ten focus group interviews in Spanish with Mexican immigrants in the summer of 2006 in the cities of Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Jose, Stockton, and Sacramento, California, were held. The results are presented using a mix of qualitative summaries of the discussions in addition to systematic counts of participants’ comments relating to various themes.


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  • Accession Number: 01147378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCD-ITS-RR-07-32
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2009 6:11PM