Multimodal transit centers are being built with increasing frequency in the U.S. Coordination of transportation modes--private automobiles, local and intercity buses, Amtrak, rail commuter services, rapid transit and/or light rail transit--becomes much more feasible when these various carriers share terminal facilities. Passengers are found to respond positively to the opportunity to use connecting modes. Planners see four benefits: Offering of better service, attraction of new ridership, increasing efficiency and effectiveness of existing systems, and bolstering of community development plans. Another version of this center concept, the park-and-ride facility, can also serve as a focal point for timed-transfer coordination of local bus transit services. Not only do these facilities involve careful design but they should also represent a coordination of involved modes and integration of public and private sector developments.

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    Carter (C Carroll)

    538 National Press Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

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  • Accession Number: 00390141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM