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Title:North Dakota State University Student Transit Survey, 2010-2011
Authors:Jeremy Mattson, David Ripplinger, and Del Peterson
Publication Date:Sep 2012
Report #:SP-175
TRID #:01446043
Keywords:bus transit, campus parking, college students, customer satisfaction, mode choice, public transit, surveys, travel behavior
Type:Research Report – Staff Papers



The Small Urban & Rural Transit Center (SURTC) conducted surveys of NDSU students during the fall and spring semesters of 2010-2011 regarding travel behavior and experience with Metro Area Transit (MATBUS). An on-vehicle survey of MATBUS riders on two NDSU campus routes was conducted in the winter of 2010, and an online survey of NDSU students was conducted in the spring of 2011. The onboard survey was conducted both by paper and with the use of smartphones. The two surveys captured a significant amount of information regarding student travel behavior, use of transit, and opinions about current MATBUS service. The on-vehicle survey collected responses from 120 individuals, mostly NDSU students, while the online survey of NDSU students received 858 responses, including responses from both transit users and non-users. The survey collected information on student access to vehicles, transportation modes used to travel to campus, factors influencing mode choice, use of transit services, opinions on MATBUS service, thoughts on how to improve service, opinions on marketing efforts and preferred methods of accessing information, interest in wireless Internet access onboard, willingness to pay for transit services, and issues concerning parking.

How to Cite

Mattson, Jeremy, David Ripplinger, and Del Peterson. North Dakota State University Student Transit Survey, 2010-2011, SP-175. North Dakota State University, Fargo: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, 2012.

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