ERIC Number: ED194123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
East Los Angeles College Student and Staff Transportation Survey. Research Report 80-2.
Sachs, Steven Mark
In response to the 1979 gasoline shortage, East Los Angeles College (ELAC) conducted a survey of faculty and staff to determine the primary means of transportation to ELAC, the number of miles which students and faculty commuted, the accessibility of bus lines to student and staff homes, the number of transfers made by those riding the bus to ELAC, the number who would ride a bus if more direct service were available, the interest among students and staff in carpooling, and the number of students who would ride a bicycle to ELAC if more racks and security were provided. Major findings indicate that, on the average, staff members traveled 11.4 miles to ELAC while students traveled only 4.9 miles. Personally owned cars were the most popular means of transportation for 67.2% of the students and 89.9% of the staff, followed by bus lines, walking, and car pooling. Approximately 80% of both groups indicated that they would ride a bus if more direct service were available, and 47.7% of the students and 24.4% of the staff said that they would ride bicycles if racks and security were available. More staff (64.5%) than students (46.9%) expressed an interest in carpooling. The study report examines the percentage of respondents living within area zip code tracts and enumerates the bus lines nearest the homes of faculty and staff. Summary conclusions and the questionnaires are included. (JP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Los Angeles Coll., CA.