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Monthly archive for December 2014

Journal of Public Transportation – Vol. 17 No. 4 (2014)

Volume 17, No 4, 2014 of the Journal of Public Transportation is now available. Click on the links below to view the articles or obtain a full text version of this issue. Performance Measures for the Analysis of Rural Public Transit in Alabama Michael Anderson and Tahmina Khan

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Evaluating the Performance of Public Urban Transportation Systems in India

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 4 (2014) by Omkarprasad S. Vaidya Evaluating the performance of public transportation systems facilitates operational improvement and strategic decisions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relative performance of 26 public urban transportation organizations in India using various

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Use of Movable Bus Stop Loading Pads: Feasibility and Design Alternatives

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 4 (2014) by Nakin Suksawang, Priyanka Alluri, Albert Gan, Katrina Meneses, Fabian Cevallos, Kirolos Haleem, and Dibakar Saha The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires bus stops to be accessible for individuals with disabilities. At a minimum, bus stops must have

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Conducting Visitor Travel Surveys: A Transit Agency Perspective

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 4 (2014) by Gregory L. Newmark Visitors represent an important potential market for transit. Unfortunately, since visitors generally lack local phone numbers and residential addresses, they constitute a hard-to-survey population, and relatively little is known about their travel behaviors and

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A New Transit Safety Narrative

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 4 (2014) by Todd Litman Public transportation is, overall, a relatively safe (low crash risk) and secure (low crime risk) transport mode. Transit travel has about one-tenth the traffic casualty (injury or death) rate as automobile travel, and residents of

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