ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA RAPID TRANSIT FEASIBILITY STUDY/PHASE 2: ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The schemes developed during this phase were buses using existing streets, highways, or freeways; grade-separated rapid transit systems of various forms; and commuter railroad service. Existing railroad rights-of-way and trackage within the planning area were examined with respect to their adaptability for commuter or rapid transit facilities; express bus operation on both existing and planned freeways, with and without CBD distribution facilities was evaluated; routings of rapid transit systems operating on exclusive rights-of-way were made; and combinations of these systems were studied. The major considerations were determination of the relationship that transportation systems have had on the development of the St. Louis metropolitan area; formulation of regional development objectives, insofar as public transportation matters are concerned; determination of the long-range transportation requirements for the metropolitan area, and delineation of the likely corridors that would be used for public transportation; and development of alternative, long-range, multimode transportation system schemes. It is recommended that testing be conducted of the present bus system expanded to an assumed 1990 highway network, and that the system be used as a plane of reference. It would also be advisable to test a fully grade-separated, exclusive right-of-way system whose operating characteristics are reliably known.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel

    814 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94103
  • Publication Date: 1969-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM