The Feasibility of a Fare Bus System for Work-Commuting at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The purpose of the thesis was to determine the feasibility of a bus system charging a fare for work-commuting and to determine whether frequency, convenience, and travel time preferences varied in importance in the population. A questionnaire was used to survey military residents of Wright-Patterson AFB housing areas. Varying levels of demand and revenue were computed based on survey information. An example route was devised for purposes of analysis. The authors found that a subsidy would be required for a work-commuter system. Benefits from mass transit were presented for use by managers deciding on the feasibility of establishing a work-commuter system. Chi-Square One-Sample and Kruskal-Wallis One-way Analysis of Variance tests were used to determine the rank order importance of frequency, convenience, and travel time. The test revealed that the population was indifferent to the three factors. Author
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