How far would you walk to catch a bus? Surveys of bus riders in Washington, DC and Canada found that 70 percent of riders walked one quarter of a mile or less to their bus stop, and 100 percent of riders walked half a mile or less to their bus stop. This is just one item of note in the third and most recent report from the National Academies on transit.
One reason for this new report is the need for better understanding of the passenger point of view. Copies of the new report are available for free at http://www.tcrponline.org and http://www.trb.org/TCRP/Public/TCRP.aspx. Copies may be purchased at http://books.trbbookstore.org/. A free webinar series explaining the new report begins this month and runs through November. Register at http://www.ntionline.com/.