Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning (MCP)


Community Planning and Area Development

First Advisor

Farhad Atash


This study examines transportation strategies that should be considered as alternatives to use of the single occupant vehicle on and around the Kingston Campus of the University of Rhode Island. It includes the results of a URI commuter survey which was conducted in the course of this research, and it analyzes the extent to which current bus transit service is meeting the needs of the URI community. It remains doubtful that any one transportation strategy will succeed in extracting commuters from their cars; but the committed implementation of a combination of strategies holds much promise in reducing the use of the single occupant vehicle at the University.