Advisor

Willert Rhynsburger

Date of Award

1980

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography

Department

Geography

Physical Description

1 online resource (99 p.)

Subjects

College students -- Transportation -- Oregon -- Portland

DOI

10.15760/etd.2962

Abstract

Research in urban transportation has been of many facets. Some have emphasized modes and routes while others have attempted to isolate and look at small segments of the transportation market with specific demands. Such segments include workers, recreation riders, and to a less extent, students. In the "journey-to-work" studies, a major finding has been that as income of workers increases, the distance between residence and work-place also increases.

This thesis starts with a series of hypotheses generated as a result of the findings of other studies reviewed in the literature. In testing the hypotheses, variables that are likely to influence student transportation cost and mode-choice in the Portland State situation were identified and included in a survey questionnaire administered among Portland State University students. The identified variables include, among others, student income, course load, duration of occupancy of dwelling unit, distance from school, time taken to cover that distance, and type of mode commonly used. In addition to the questionnaire survey, informal interviews were held with school and public transit authorities.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17615

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