HOW PEOPLE PERCEIVE THE COST OF THE JOURNEY TO WORK

JOURNEY TO WORK COST DATA WERE OBTAINED IN TWO NATIONAL SAMPLE SURVEYS IN METROPOLITAN AREAS IN 1963 AND 1965. QUESTIONS COVERED COST OF MEANS USED AND MEANS AVAILABLE BUT NOT USED. RESULTS SHOWED PEOPLE ARE WELL AWARE OF CASH COSTS, SUCH AS PARKING FEES AND PUBLIC TRANSIT FARES, BUT THEY WERE GENERALLY UNAWARE OF FUEL COSTS FOR CAR TRANSPORTATION. TO ESTIMATE THE COST OF THE JOURNEY TO WORK BY CAR, HOWEVER, REQUIRES AN ALLOCATION OF COSTS TO THE PURPOSE. THOSE SURVEYED GENERALLY HAD NOT MADE SUCH ESTIMATES, OR, IF THEY HAD, THEY DID NOT ESTIMATE DEPRECIATION. BUT DEPRECIATION ESTIMATES WERE NOT RATED VITAL SINCE MOST CARS USED FOR THE JOURNEY TO WORK WOULD BE KEPT EVEN IF NOT USED FOR THIS TRIP.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 44-55
  • Monograph Title: Passenger transportation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1994 12:00AM