University Towns as Catalysts for Public Transportation

Authors: Manasi Parkhi*, University of Georgia
Topics: Transportation Geography
Keywords: Transportation geography, transportation planning
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 2:35 PM / 4:15 PM
Room: Empire Room, Omni, West
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Now that the idea of public transit is commonplace, it is important to investigate innovative ways of bringing public transit to life in areas that could benefit from it. This paper is a part of doctoral research that focuses on university towns. Universities are primary generators of transit ridership in their towns. They help feed passengers into transit, and this research places university towns at the center as catalysts for the development of new transit systems, specifically light rail transit.

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