Archive for the FY 2001 Final Reports Category

Quantifying the Business Benefits of TDM

(Center Identification Number: 416-11)  Transportation demand management (TDM) is more than carpooling. It is a set of strategies that fosters increased efficiency of the transportation system by influencing travel behavior by mode, time, frequency, trip length, cost or route. Many TDM strategies encourage the use of alternatives

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Organizational Structure and Transit Performance

(Center Identification Number: 416-14)  The objective of this research is to examine the relationship between organizational structure and performance among public transit agencies in the United States, in order to determine to what extent if any, transit performance is influenced or affected by organizational structure. A key

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An Exploration of Methodologies: Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology Fusion in an Investigation of Perceptions of Transit Safety

(Center Identification Number: 416-08 parts 1 and 2)  Integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches to transit research provides an innovative tool in both determining and understanding the needs of users and non-users. The present work builds upon the usefulness of each method and integrates them in the assessment

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Customer Surveying for Public Transit: A Design Manual for On-Board Surveys

(Center Identification Number: 416-08 part 3)  Presented is a best practices manual that describes the necessary steps in conducting a successful on-board survey of public transit customers. It was specifically developed for the public transit professional that has at least a rudimentary understanding of the purposes and

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Transit Non-User Survey: Restful Riding Rather than Stressful Driving

(Center Identification Number: 416-08 part 4 and appendices)  This report presents information on why people do not use transit in large numbers in both the United States and the State of Florida. The report contains demographics of the non-user public according to age, gender, automobile ownership, income,

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