Los Angeles Bus "Stigma" - It's the Service Quality, Stupid! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 August 2012 18:49
Two recent articles on The Atlantic Cities website dovetail with our recent post about the "transit network effect" (Transit network effect becomes visible - in Los Angeles).

The first article suggests that so-called "choice" consumers (also known as "discretionary riders") will ride "gentrified" modes such as "streetcars, subways and commuter railroads" - but not buses, which have a "stigma" based on income (or "class"), and race (i.e. only poor minorities ride buses).

Article continues at http://www.publictransit.us/ptlibrary/Bus_Stigma_Not.htm
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 22:03