Some considerations for air transportation analysis to non-urban areas.Review of some of the problems associated with air transportation to and from nonurban areas. While a significant proportion of public transportation needs of nonurban areas are met by aircraft, there are indications that improvement in air transportation service are called for and would be rewarded by increased patronage. However, subsidized local service carriers are attracted by large aircraft operation, and there is a tendency to discontinue service to low density areas. Prospects and potential means for reversing this trend are discussed.
Norman, S. D. (NASA Ames Research Center Systems Studies Div., Moffett Field, Calif., United States)