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Help With A Transportation Assignment

Sun Oct 07, 2001 5:50 am

Hi Everyone,

I need a few people to help me out with a survey that has to do with an assignment for my class called "Introduction to Transportation". Because with all the statistics and government reports and other info we use in class, these trips should have been taken in the United States or from the United States. Other trips are outside the realm of this assignment. I'm not trying to be Ameri-centric here. Sorry.

I would like to ask you a few questions about your most recent intercity trip this year on a for-hire passenger carrier. Note: intercity trips (not for trips within cities, or for short-haul or commuter trips of less than 50 miles)

It must be a trip that was a round-trip from point of origin to destination and return. ("Open-jaw" trips and other types of trips involving more than one destination can't be included in this survey.

I know everyone here likes to report on flights they've taken, but if you've taken other forms of transport I'd like to hear from you just for more variety. And if so, lie about question a, and say that your non-aviation trip was the most recent.

Here's the questions:

a. What was the most recent intercity, for-hire trip you made?

b. Describe the circumstances of the trip (the mode, approximate date, to/from points, trip purpose). Had you ever used this mode and this carrier before?

c. What factors greatly influenced your choice of mode? (Some factors might be safety, price, availability, service characteristics, etc.);
d. Was the trip satisfactory to you? If not, why not? (Reasons might be missed connections, canceled flights, lost luggage, high prices, uncomfortable ride, etc.)

e. If you could improve any one single aspect of the trip you took, what improvement would you make?

f. Have you any suggestions (or additional suggestions) for the transport carrier you used for the trip as to how it might improve its services?

g. Have you any suggestions (or, any additional suggestions depending on the answers to e and f) for government action to improve services?

h. Any other comments?

i. Are you likely to take another trip in this year or next year on a for-hire carrier? If so, what is the trip likely to be and which carrier do you expect to use?

j. Did the terrorism activities of September 11, or actions taken since that time to improve transportation safety, influence your decision? How?

k. What is your approximate age, employment status and gender? What is your name (or alias) and location?

If you could help me out that would be great!! Please letter your responses to keep them in order or else cut and paste the questions into your response. If you don't want to post your responses here, you could e-mail me (address in profile).



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