CENTRAL-AREA BUS TERMINALS: PLANNING AND DESIGN GUIDELINES (ABRIDGMENT)
Bus terminal planning and design must reflect the particular needs of each specific situation. The terminal must be located in conjunction with rail rapid transit lines, busways, and contraflow bus lanes and are useful mainly where the urban area population exceeds 750,000 and the downtown employment exceeds 50,000. Freeway access by free-flowing grade-separated ramps and bus roadways is essential for a major terminal. Comments are made on the relationship of terminals to bus volume concentrations, cost, revenue, demand and economic feasibility. The scale of development and basic functions. Internal terminal design should separate vehicle and passenger movements, carefully reflecting their specialized circulation and geometric requirements. Intercity and commuter services should have separate platforms to reflect their differing service patterns and berth occupancy requirements. Berth space requirements should reflect both scheduled and actual peak-period bus arrivals and departures. General design features are listed.
This article appeared in TRB Research Record No. 614, Transit Facility Operation.
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Hoey, W F
Levinson, H S
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Construction; Design; Economics; Highways; Motor Carriers; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society; Terminals and Facilities
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