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... 78 In the United States, Amtrak provides a range of services, including services that connect major metropolitan concentrations and services that consist of very long-distance routes with extremely sparse populations along the way. A third kind of service might be seen as something of a hybrid: moderate-volume corridors with major urban destinations at one end and communities of considerably less density at the other.
From page 79...
... The Role of Rail in a Rural Market 79 98 questions plus a home zip code question that determined respondent eligibility for inclusion in the survey. The travel survey sampling protocol relied on commercial sample providers to recruit residents from four New England states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts [outside of the Boston metropolitan area (Boston–Cambridge–Quincy Metropolitan Statistical Area)
From page 80...
... 80 Intercity Passenger Rail in the Context of Dynamic Travel Markets differences between males and females (not shown)
From page 81...
... The Role of Rail in a Rural Market 81 Figure 45. Four latent factors for basic values in the NCRRP Attitudinal Model, applied to a rural sample.
From page 82...
... 82 Intercity Passenger Rail in the Context of Dynamic Travel Markets Rank Factor* STE 1 Rail or Bus Trip Inconvenient 0.69 2 Rail or Bus Trip Unsafe 0.43 3 Rail or Bus Trip Expensive 0.31 4 Values Privacy in Travel 0.29 5 Rail or Bus Trip Less Stressful 0.22 6 Values Urbanism/Sociability 0.17 7 Values ICT 0.13 8 Educaon 0.13 9 Values Auto Orientaon 0.08 10 Density 0.04 *
From page 83...
... The Role of Rail in a Rural Market 83 Impacted Factors Demographic Basic Longer Term Values Locaon Rural Bus or Rail Trip Perceived as … Educaon Privacy Auto Urban ICT Density Unsafe Inconvenient Less Stressful More Expensive Privacy 0.26 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Auto 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Urbanism 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 ICT 0.22 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Density 0.00 0.12 0.14 0.18 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Unsafe 0.17 0.68 0.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Inconvenient 0.10 0.33 0.05 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.49 0.00 0.00 0.28 Expensive 0.03 0.00 0.07 0.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Less Stressful 0.10 0.41 0.08 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.61 0.36 0.00 0.10 Rural Propensity 0.13 0.29 0.08 0.17 0.13 0.04 0.43 0.69 0.22 0.31 Table 29. Impact of explanatory factors (columns)
From page 84...
... 84 Intercity Passenger Rail in the Context of Dynamic Travel Markets • There is a positive association (0.28) between the bus/rail trip being seen as Expensive and seen as inconvenient.

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