PROVISION OF BUS LOADING FACILITIES ON URBAN FREEWAYS

EXPRESS BUS SERVICE ON URBAN FREEWAYS GENERALLY CAN FILL THE PRESENT NEED FOR TRANSIT SERVICE BETWEEN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS AND OUTLYING LOW-DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AREAS WHERE ROUTING ALONG CITY STREETS IS UNDESIRABLY SLOW AND WHERE A RAPID TRANSIT LINE ON AN EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-OF-WAY CANNOT BE SUSTAINED BY PASSENGER DEMAND. WHERE SUCH BUS SERVICE IS TO BE OPERATED, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO CONSTRUCT LOADING FACILITIES ADJACENT TO OR WITHIN THE FREEWAY RIGHT- OF-WAY. THE PAPER SUGGESTS CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH SUCH FACILITIES MIGHT BE NECESSARY, AND POINTS OUT SOME PRIMARY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS. PREVAILING ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES IN MANY STATES REGARDING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROVIDING BUS LOADING FACILITIES ARE SUMMARIZED FROM RESPONSES TO A SURVEY. THE CALIFORNIA PROBLEMS, RESULTING IN THE ONLY LEGAL REQUIREMENT TO CONSIDER CONSTRUCTION OF SUCH FACILITIES, ARE DISCUSSED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 38, pp 530-546, 6 FIG, 3 TAB, 4 REF, 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Homburger, W S
    • Kennedy, N
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 5-9, 1959
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM