PARK AND RIDE RAIL SERVICE-JERSEY AVENUE STATION, NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.
A mass transportation demonstration project at New Brunswick, N.J. was designed to test whether a new railroad station at the outskirts of a developed suburban community, would attract new patrons to an existing carrier and, at the same time, divert passengers from the suburban city center station, thereby relieving local vehicular traffic congestion. Results of the experiment revealed that an outlying station with ample parking space will attract new patrons to rail service, but its attraction will be limited by the availability of direct, convenient auto access routes from surrounding residential areas. The extent to which an outlying station, even with free parking, will attract passengers away from the suburban city center station is conditioned by the frequency of train service at the outlying station as contrasted with the center station.
Tri-State Transportation Commission100 Church Street
New York, NY USA 10007
- Publication Date: 1967-5
- TRT Terms: Commuter service; Fringe parking; Parking facilities; Railroad stations
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00044181
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM