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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Transportation Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Publication Date: 1967-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM