This is a comprehensive technical study of transit feasibility in the corridor between a proposed Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station and the Oakland International Airport. A review of potential transit service concepts revealed two alternatives for the corridor and four vehicle concepts. A detailed transit impact analysis was conducted to determine four routing options. One route would serve existing commercial and industrial development centers while another would serve the areas where future development is anticipated. A third route would serve the airport exclusively by providing nonstop service. The fourth route, with two branches, could serve all existing and future activity centers. Various combinations of service concepts, vehicle designs, and routes were evaluated to yield an optimal configuration for the corridor. A connector alternative was found to provide more frequent and lower cost service than a BART extension. The use of modified BART vehicles in the connector system was deemed necessary to make the system compatible with the BART mainline. The feasibility study also determined that a routing network designed to serve future industrial and airport developments would be optimal. The total connector route will span approximately 3.8 miles. An in-depth feasibility analysis concluded that operation of the connector system could prove economically beneficial both in terms of farebox revenues and the relief of regional traffic congestion. Appended material includes urban design criteria, results of a regional transit survey, a historical review of present airport transit links, methodology for patronage forecasting, criteria for development of the connector system, and interim program ridership data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kaiser Engineers

    900 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM