Rural Transit Fact Book (2014)

Public transportation plays a fundamental role in the livability of all communities. Information on transit service availability and cost is necessary to efficiently and effectively meet rural community mobility needs. Financial and operating statistics can be used by agency managers, local decision makers, state directors, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and lawmakers to assist in policy making, planning, managing operations, and evaluating performance. The Rural Transit Fact Book was initiated by the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center in 2011 to provide information to assist the transit industry in the United States provide efficient and effective service to rural communities. While significant data exist in urban areas, data for rural transit has been lacking. The intent of the Rural Transit Fact Book is to serve as a national resource for statistics and information on rural transit in America. The publication includes rural demographic and travel behavior data as well as financial and operating statistics for agencies receiving section 5311 funding. In addition to national level data, statistics are presented by state, FTA region, tribe, and mode, as well as other agency characteristics. The rural transit data presented are obtained from the Rural National Transit Database (NTD). As new and better data become available, it is useful to continually update this publication. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to produce a 2014 edition of the Fact Book with new and updated data. A SAS program will also be developed to more efficiently analyze the data contained in the NTD data files.

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $7116
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT12-G-UTC22

    79050-02 A

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Volinski, Joel

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Start Date: 20120701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140630

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01587413
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC22, 79050-02 A
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 24 2016 4:39PM