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Mass transportation for NPS : a financial feasibility study

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Authors
Bosco, Paul
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Advisors
Gates, William R.
Date of Issue
1992-06
Date
Jun-92
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis examines the financial feasibility of a shuttle bus for the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) located in Monterey, California. The current transit system between the student housing area, La Mesa Village (LMV), and the campus loses money and is now on the verge of cancellation. Research was primarily conducted by survey of the LMV students and compilation of the bus historical ridership/cost sheets. Secondary sources were used to gain insight into civilian intracity transit practices to determine possible shortfalls in the NPS bus service. Also, applicable state and federal environmental regulations were reviewed. The NPS bus service was found to be financially feasible, though only when NPS enlisted service members are designated as drivers. This is because cash exponditures are not required for their services. All other labor alternatives result in deficits which would require the bus service to be subsidized similar to all intracity bus operations. A reduced fare and increased schedule were shown to enhance revenues.
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Thesis
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Department
Administrative Sciences
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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NPS Report Number
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Format
vii, 106 p.: ill.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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