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Impacts of Rail Transit on the Performance of a Transportation System
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01020637

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Abstract:

This paper summarizes research on the effects of rail transit on the performance of transportation systems in major U.S. cities. It summarizes results from the study "Rail Transit In America: Comprehensive Evaluation of Benefits," which evaluates rail transit benefits on the basis of comparison of transportation system performance in major U.S. cities. It finds that cities with larger, well-established rail systems have significantly higher per capita transit ridership, lower average per capita vehicle ownership and mileage, less traffic congestion, lower traffic death rates, and lower consumer transportation expenditures than otherwise comparable cities. These findings indicate that rail transit systems can provide a variety of economic, social, and environmental benefits and that benefits tend to increase as a system expands and matures.

Monograph Accession #:

01020635

Language:

English

Authors:

Litman, Todd

Pagination:

pp 23-29

Publication Date:

2005

Serial:

Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board

Issue Number: 1930
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISSN: 0361-1981

ISBN:

0309094046

Media Type:

Print

Features:

Figures (9) ; References (18) ; Tables (3)

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Subject Areas:

Economics; Environment; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation

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TRIS, TRB, ATRI

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May 7 2007 8:28AM

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