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Title:North Dakota State University Transit Study Report 2018-2019
Authors:Kenechukwu Ezekwem, Del Peterson, and Jill Hough
Publication Date:Dec 2020
Report #:SP-186
TRID #:01763111
Keywords:campus transportation, college students, customer satisfaction, expenses, mode choice, public transit, ridership, surveys, travel behavior
Type:Research Report – Staff Papers


This document contains a report based on two online surveys conducted by the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center (SURTC), Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, NDSU, during the 2019 spring semester. The first survey captured the NDSU student experience with Metro Area Transit (MATBUS) and students' travel behavior. The survey was administered to NDSU students, and it received 1,180 responses, capturing a significant amount of information regarding student travel behavior, transit use, and opinions about current MATBUS service. The survey obtained information on student transportation modes used to travel to campus, student access to vehicles, factors influencing mode choice, use of transit services, opinions on MATBUS service, thoughts on how to improve service, and willingness to pay for transit services. The second survey was administered to some universities; and feedback on the hourly operational costs of their transit systems, their payment methods, transit system asset ownership, and other characteristics of their campus transit environment was collected.

How to Cite

Ezekwem, Kenechukwu, Del Peterson, and Jill Hough. North Dakota State University Transit Study Report 2018-2019, SP-186. North Dakota State University, Fargo: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, 2020.

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