Title

REVITALIZING AN UNDERUTILIZED TRANSIT FACILITY: THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE BUS STATION

Authors

L Mayer

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1987

Subject Area

infrastructure - station, ridership - commuting, mode - bus, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Transit, Ridership, Public transit, Patronage (Transit ridership), Motor bus transportation, Mass transit, Local transit, Intercity bus transportation, Commuting, Bus transportation, Bus terminals, Bus stations

Abstract

A revitalization program is discussed that will attempt to increase patronage by redirecting existing bus users, attracting new bus riders from autos, and capturing new commuters who are making their first journey-to-work mode choice. Also, the reverse commuter market will be encouraged. The specific actions actively being pursued are summarized. The article also discusses, in a preamble, the reason for the erosion of the patronage at the facility (George Washington Bridge bus station), and the gathering of considerable data concerning the usage of the facility.