Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, January 20, 2012

How to Entice Car Owners to Switch to Public Transit

The first thing the researchers noticed, in line with previous research, is that dependent transit riders tend to take the bus and choice riders tend to take rail. Bus/dependent riders tend to come from lower-income zones and has less access to a car, compared with rail/choice riders. Unlike their bus-riding counterparts, rail riders place a premium on out-of-vehicle travel time — in other words, they don't like when it takes a long time to get to a transit station. The central business district is a major destination for rail riders, and they also seem to prefer going through transit-oriented developments. Neither of these factors plays a major role in bus/dependent travel, according to the report; on the contrary, bus riders are trying to reach lower-density employment centers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With half the U.S. population either poor or low income, the whole concept of "choice" riders is very 1990's-ish. In fact, this seems like an article that Fred Hansen would have had on his Trimet office wall. Canada, Europe and other modern places have 5-10 minute frequent service on the majority of their bus routes, and that's how you get people out of their cars. Please leave the rail propaganda to Trimet.