LANCASTER MASS TRANSIT STUDY

THE FINDINGS INDICATE THAT THE CONTINUATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN LANCASTER SHOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH PRESERVATION OF PRIVATE OWNERSHIP AND THROUGH PUBLIC SUBSIDY OF ALL OR PART OF THE FIXED-ROUTE OPERATING LOSSES OF CONESTOGA TRANSPORTATION COMPANY (C.T.C.). IN ADDITION, LANCASTER COUNTY AND CITY SHOULD COMBINE THEIR RESOURCES TO IMPROVE EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. A REGULATORY BUS TRANSIT COMMISSSION OR AUTHORITY TO REGULATE AND ASSIST THE PRIVATE OPERATOR(S) IN VARIOUS MATTERS SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED BY THE CITY/COUNTY. THE PURCHASE BY PUBLIC AGENCIES AND LEASE TO CONESTOGA TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF 32 NEW 31-33 PASSENGER, AIR-CONDITIONED, RADIO-EQUIPPED BUSES FOR USE IN FIXED-ROUTE, SCHEDULED SERVICE IS RECOMMENDED TO ENSURE AND MAXIMIZE THE IMPROVED PUBLIC IMAGE OF TRANSIT. THE 32 BUSES SHOULD BE PURCHAED AND DELIVERED WITHIN A MAXIMUM TIME SAPN OF 2 YEARS. THE FUTURE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK MAY VERY WELL ENCOMPASS PRIVATE AUTOMOBILES, MONORAILS, BUSES, TAXICABS, AND AIRCRAFT, WITH VARYING DEGREES OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION. EARLY CITY/COUNTY ESTABLISHMENT OF AN UMBRELLA-TYPE TRANSPORTATION AGENCY IS SUGGESTED; THE AGENCY WOULD PROMOTE A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THROUGHTOUT LANCASTER COUNTY AND WOULD ASSURE REGIONAL PLANNING FOR MULTI-MODAL, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INTEGRATED TRANSPORTATION. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO PA-T9-3
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith, Wilbur & Associates

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  • Publication Date: 1969-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1982 12:00AM