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  • The general objective of this research was to develop an intercity mode choice model that could be incorporated into a statewide travel demand model to estimate demand for rural intercity bus services. This presentation describes the study method, which included a stated preference survey and a mixed...
  • SURTC researcher Jeremy Mattson presented results from a study that developed a model for estimating ridership for rural demand-response transit services for the general public. The presentation discussed previous demand models in the literature, factors affecting ridership, the study methods, data availability...
  • This study demonstrates a method for identifying statewide transit needs and gaps, prioritizing investment needs for statewide transit planning, collecting better data for demand-response transit level of service, estimating costs of needed improvements, and projecting future service needs based on projected...
  • In this presentation, SURTC researcher Jeremy Mattson described a project that developed and tested a method for evaluating efforts within a community to build transportation coordination infrastructure and improve community livability. For this study, two surveys were developed and conducted at multiple...
  • In this presentation, SURTC researcher Jeremy Mattson presented the results of a survey of small urban and rural transit systems regarding alternative fuels and hybrid vehicles. The experiences of users, perceived benefits and deterrents, and factors affecting adoption are explored. Findings provide...
  • Transit, Technology, & Public Participation (Oct. 15, 2012)
    Del Peterson and Jeremy Mattson
    This presentation by SURTC researchers Del Peterson and Jeremy Mattson described the results of a study that evaluated the use of different technologies for improving public participation in transportation planning. The project, conducted in Fargo-Moorhead, consisted of four major activities: onboard...
  • Effortless Passenger Identification System (Oct. 15, 2012)
    Del Peterson
    This presentation discussed the first stage of findings from the Effortless Passenger Identification System project. It highlights field tests using RFID technology in both Los Angeles, CA and Fargo, ND. Controlled testing was also conducted in Fargo using a Paratransit vehicle. Consumer acceptance techniques...
  • SURTC researcher Jeremy Mattson presented findings from a recent study on travel behavior and mobility of transportation disadvantaged populations, specifically older adults and people with disabilities. The study examined 2009 National Household Travel Survey data on driving, trip frequency, staying...
  • SURTC researcher Jon Mielke presented the findings of a recent study regarding the impacts of the 5311(c) tribal transit program that was created in 2005 by the SAFETEA-LU federal highway and transit funding bill. The study also identified future funding requirements based on varying levels of tribal...
  • In this study, intercity market segments based on traveler attitudes were identified using structural equation modeling. The study focused on rural and small urban areas, using survey data for residents of North Dakota and western Minnesota. Attitudes toward travel time, flexibility, and privacy were...
  • This study estimated the impacts of transportation and geography on use of health care services by adults aged 60 or older in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. The results were based on survey responses received from 543 individuals living in these states. This research studied whether...
  • Marginal Cost Pricing and Subsidy of Transit in Small Urbanized Areas (Jan. 23, 2012)
    Jeremy Mattson and David Ripplinger
    This study analyzed economies of scale and density as a rationale for subsidizing transit agencies in small urban areas. A long-run cost model was estimated that included the addition of external costs, such as environmental effects, and benefits. Results show that small urban transit agencies experience...
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