THE LINDENWOLD LINE. A CASE STUDY OF THE NEWEST RAIL RAPID TRANSIT

A new rail rapid transit line has been brought into operation as the foundation of the Southern New Jersey Rapid Transit System. This System, operated by the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), a subsidiary of the Delaware River Port Authority, presently consists of a rail transit line between Philadelphia and the suburban community of Lindenwold, New Jersey. Popularly known as the Lindenwold Line, it has been operating for over two years and is promoted as the predecessor of "a new era of mass transportation." Indeed, the transit line already includes many innovative features that are being planned and developed for new rail rapid transit systems in other metropolitan areas. As a new system, the Lindenwold Line also presents an opportunity to study the impact of rail rapid transit in an urban setting to get an idea of what similar systems might be able to do for other cities. This case study examines the development of the Lindenwold Line, its financing, and its effectiveness in improving transportation in the Philadelphia urban area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Automobile Association

    1712 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1982 12:00AM