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Title:Express Bus Transit Study: A Case Study
Authors:Del Peterson, Jill Hough, and Dustin Ulmer
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Feb 2006
Report #:MPC-06-178
Project #:MPC-219
TRID #:01030698
Keywords:bus rapid transit, bus stops, bus transit, case studies, commuters, express buses, literature reviews, needs assessment, park and ride, travel costs
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications


Clay County Rural Transit (CCRT) is considering the implementation of an express bus system to serve commuters between the Wahpeton-Breckenridge and Fargo-Moorhead metro areas, a 55-mile trip. CCRT runs a similar service between Detroit Lakes, Barnesville, and Fargo-Moorhead. The bus would stop at designated areas using a park and ride system. A questionnaire was created to determine travel needs of potential users and gauge potential interest in such a service. The objectives of the study were to: (1) Determine the number of regular commuters between the Wahpeton-Breckenridge and Fargo-Moorhead metro areas; (2) Make commuters aware of the cost of driving their personal automobile and compare that cost to that of using commuter bus service; (3) Discover the willingness of commuters to utilize commuter bus service; (4) Determine what commuter bus service features were of utmost importance to travelers; and (5) Gauge the awareness of local commuters to commuter bus service and its features.

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