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Title:Rural Transit Research Needs in the Mountain-Plains Region
Authors:John Bitzan and Kimberly Vachal
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Jun 1992
Report #:MPC-92-16
Project #:MPC-025
TRID #:00634422
Keywords:data collection, future, guides to the literature, literature reviews, research, rural transit, strategic planning, surveys, trend (statistics)


The primary purpose of this study is to develop a research agenda which provides solutions to the problems experienced by rural transit operations in the Mountain-Plains Region. In order to achieve this, the specific objectives of this study are to: (1) examine factors that make rural transit unique; (2) examine trends that will affect the future of rural transit and rural transit research; (3) examine possible research topics from a review of the literature; (4) survey transit administrators, managers, and passengers in the MPC region to obtain their opinions on what research in rural transit in the region is important; and (5) set future research priorities.

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