Intercity Bus Route Evaluation for Statewide Planning, 1981

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


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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