Intercity Bus Route Evaluation for Statewide Planning, 1981

(1981) Intercity Bus Route Evaluation for Statewide Planning, 1981. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The goal of this research was to evaluate the needs of the intercity common carrier bus service in Iowa. Within the framework of the overall goal, the objectives were to: (1) Examine the detailed operating cost and revenue data of the intercity carriers in Iowa; (2) Develop a model or models to estimate demand in cities and corridors served by the bus industry; (3) Develop a cost function model for estimating a carrier's operating costs; (4) Establish the criteria to be used in assessing the need for changes in bus service; (5) Outline the procedures for estimating route operating costs and revenues and develop a matrix of community and social factors to be considered in evaluation; and (6) Present a case study to demonstrate the methodology. The results of the research are presented in the following chapters: (1) Introduction; (2) Intercity Bus Research and Development; (3) Operating Characteristics of Intercity Carriers in Iowa; (4) Commuter Carriers; (5) Passenger and Revenue Forecasting Models; (6) Operating Cost Relationships; (7) Social and General Welfare Aspects of Intercity Bus Service; (8) Case Study Analysis; and (9) Additional Service Considerations and Recommendations.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Intercity bus lines, Operating costs, Demand, Revenues
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Mass transit
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Economics, finance, and taxes
ID Code: 22327
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 22 Jun 2016 12:13
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2016 12:13
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22327