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Unformatted text preview: Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 Lecture 1 1 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INTRODUCTION Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 Lecture 1 2 • Current Status and Recent Trends • Significant Influences • A Critical Assessment • Arguments Supporting Public Transport • Future Influences • Ingredients for Future Success OUTLINE Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 Lecture 1 3 Current Status • Ridership stable but market share is small and continuing to decline • Strong financial support from all levels of government • Significant growth in number of new rail starts in past 25 years • Major rebuilding of many older systems over past 15 years • Little institutional or technological innovation, but growing recognition that fundamental change may be necessary for survival well into 21st century Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 Lecture 1 4 US Public Transport Today Trends in Modal Split for Daily Travel in the United States (1969-2001) Mode of Transportation 1969 1977 1983 1990 1995 2001 Auto 81.8 83.7 82.0 87.1 86.5 86.4 Transit 3.2 2.6 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 Walk na 9.3 8.5 7.2 5.4 8.6 Bicycle na 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9 Other 5.0 3.7 6.5 3.0 5.4 2.5 Source: Socioeconomics of Urban Travel: Evidence from the 2001 NHTS by John Pucher and John L. Renne, . Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 3, Summer 2003 (49– 77). Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Washington, DC. Federal Highway Administration, Nationwide Personal Transportation Surveys 1969, 1977, 1983, 1990, and 1995; and National Household Travel Survey, 2001. Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 Lecture 1 5 Percentage of Workers Using Public Transportation in Urbanized Areas Over 1,000,000 Population (2000) 0.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 30.00 35.00 New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT San Francisco-Oakland, CA Washington, DC-MD-VA Chicago, IL-IN...
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