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The American population continues to mature with an impending "aging tsunami" just a few years away. It is projected that by 2050, the number of Americans 65 years old or older will increase to more than 83 million, nearly double its current population of 43 million (U.S. Census 2014). Public transportation...

 

The objective of this study was to identify veterans with mobility needs currently living in rural Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota, and to quantify the cost of feasible transportation options for meeting veteran mobility needs. Special attention was given to the medical transportation of veterans...

 

The justification of government support of rural transit on the basis of the presence of increasing returns to scale and the most efficient regional organization of transit is investigated. Returns to density, size, and scope at most levels of output were found. Cost subadditivity, where a monopoly...

 
Ride or Relocate (Mar 2010, DP-223)

The objective of this research was to quantify the cost of living at home and riding transit in North Dakota versus relocating to an assisted living facility. Special attention was paid to three different living situations including homeowners with and without mortgages as well as apartment dwellers....

 

Rising fuel prices have led to significant increases in costs for public transit agencies. A possible benefit from higher gas prices, though, is an increase in public transit ridership. This study estimates the effects of gas prices on bus ridership by employing a variety of models. Since the price of...

 

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...

 

This study reviewed the operations of eight state-run vanpool programs and another seven programs that are run by local units of government. This review focused on the size of each program, funding sources, passenger fares, and overall operations. Some of these services are run with in-house personnel...

 

James River Transit is a paratransit system serving the Jamestown community. It provided 50,180 one-way rides in 2000 and 45,100 one-way rides in 2001 while traveling 130,476 miles and 129,118 miles for those years, respectively. The system operates seven days per week and its ridership may warrant some...

 
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