ON-BOARD BUS SURVEYS: NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

Peter R. Stopher, Laurence Shillito, David T. Grober, Helen M.A. Stopher

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Abstract

In this paper is described an on-board survey procedure that allows collection of data about the pattern of use of the bus system within each bus route and limited data on transfer patterns. The procedure is a simple one that involves the passenger accepting a colored, imprinted card when boarding the bus and returning this card on alighting from the bus. The survey therefore obviates the need for passengers to respond to questions, which is of particular value for bus systems, the patrons of which may speak a variety of different languages and may be unwilling or unable to respond to a survey in English. The analysis procedures for the survey results are simple and can be executed rapidly, which allows results to be obtained within a matter of days or weeks of survey execution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number1085
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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