Transit Markets of the Future: The Challenge of Change

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land use - impacts


Demographics, Economic factors, Economic impacts, Land use, Markets, Public transit, Social factors, Transit services, Transportation policy, Trend (Statistics)


This report will be of interest to transit policymakers, managers, planners, marketing professionals, and others interested in the effects of current trends (e.g., demographic, economic, social, land use, and transport policy) and trends expected over the next 15 years on current and future transit markets. Although many of these trends are not favorable to public transit, a number are identified that provide opportunities for maintaining current transit markets and creating new, expanded, or different transit markets. The report identifies 40 transit service concepts that appear to offer the most effective means of adjusting to these societal trends.


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