Socioeconomic and Travel Characteristics of Chicago

by Eugene Ryan, Chicago Area Transportation Study, 300 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60606, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


This paper discusses the socioeconomic, land use and travel patterns of the Chicago area as they relate to the provision and use of public transportation. The purpose of the paper is to explain the type and extent of the success of public transportation service throughout the area in relation to the differing socioeconomic and land use conditions present.

Subject Headings: Social factors | Economic factors | Public transportation | Public services | Highways and roads | Traffic management | Land use | Routing (transportation) | Chicago | Illinois | United States

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