Public Transit Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Public Transit
Looks at ways to improve the serious image problem of public transit.
# 115722 | 2,910 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper explains that, even though public transportation is essential to resolving overall economic and environment difficulties, transit in the U.S. suffers from an image problem. The paper then lists these perception issues that are responsible for this negative image and evaluates the extent to which they negatively affect the use of public transit. According to the paper, a good implementation transit plan entails bus stations amenities, properly designed vehicles, speedier collection of fares, use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), allocation of more targeted spaces in roadways and the increase in the frequency of service throughout the day.

Table of Contents:
Extent to Which Transit Suffers from a Negative Image
Why This is the Case
Assessment of How Image Varies across the Different Transit Modes
Steps to Improve Transit Image and Attract Choice Riders

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bailey, Lee Worth. The enhancements of technology. University of Illinois Press. 2005.
  • Byrd, Joseph. P. "Perceptions of Public Transportation." In Public Transportation: Planning, Operations and Management, G.E. Gray and L.A. Hoel, eds., Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1979, pp: 617-633.
  • Improving Transit Equity: Streamlining Operations. <>
  • Lam, William H. K; Bell, Michael G. H. Advanced Modeling for Transit Operations and Service Planning. Emerald Group Publishing. 2002.
  • N. A. Public Transit Improvements. 28 August, 2007. <>

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

Public Transit (2009, August 09) Retrieved July 06, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Public Transit" 09 August 2009. Web. 06 July. 2022. <>