Research Reports

Techniques for Rural Transit Service Design

Principal Investigator:

Yorgos J Stephanedes, Nikos Vairamidis

August 1991

Report no. MPC Report

Topics: Rural Transportation, Transit planning

Transit service is playing an increasingly vital role in maintaining and improving the mobility and economic well-being of rural populations in the North Central region. This has been particularly important as the decline in several small towns has led to a dependency on regional centers or metropolitan areas for services formerly provided locally. While rural transit systems have become more important, higher operating expenses and reduced federal subsidies have made state transit management, design and funding decisions more complex. This project has developed methods and tools to aid these important decisions.

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