The University at Albany conducted an examination of campus commuting patterns and behaviors over an eighteen month period. The components included a review of existing options, the development of GIS maps indicating origin points of commutes, a survey of campus perceptions of barriers to using alternative transportation and on-time tracking of mass transit offerings. The study revealed that the success of alternative transportation is hindered by limitations in bus routes and frequency in scheduling, the need for commuters to make additional trips outside their commute route and a distrust of bus reliability.
Lawson, Catherine T.; Mallia, Mary Ellen; Franklin, Chris; Fischer, Benjamin; Hogenkamp, David; and Ryan, Matt, "Case Study: University at Albany Develops a Guide to Examine Commuting Behavior and Patterns" (2012). Publications. 1.