TAMPA BAY MASS TRANSIT: PLANNING FOR TOMORROW

A STUDY DESIGNED TO EXAMINE THE POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN THE TAMPA BAY REGION AND TO CONSTRUCT A MASS TRANSIT STUDY PLAN TO EVALUATE, SELECT, AND IMPLEMENT A NEW TAMPA BAY REGION TRANSIT SYSTEM CONCENTRATED ITS ANALYSIS ON EXAMINATION OF FORECASTS OF DEVELOPMENT PARAMETERS WHICH AFFECT TRANSIT RIDERSHIP, CALCULATION OF FUTURE PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN THE MORE DENSELY SETTLED AREAS USING RESULTS FROM THE TAMPA BAY REGION MAJOR HIGHWAY STUDY, MATCHING DEVELOPMENT AND TRAFFIC FORECASTS AGAINST CRITERIA FOR RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS, AND MANIPULATING A SIMPLIFIED RAPID TRANSIT MODEL TO DETERMINE THE NECESSARY CONDITIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING A SUCCESSFUL REGIONAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM IN THE 1980'S. MAJOR DEFICIENCIES AT PRESENT ARE DIFFUSION OF AUTHORITY AMONG CONSTITUENT JURISDICTIONS, NONCOORDINATION OF SERVICES, AND POPULATION DENSITY DISPARITIES. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT LOCAL BUS SERVICE IN THE TAMPA BAY REGION IS UNLIKELY TO SHOW SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE FUTURE WITHOUT FINANCIAL AND PLANNING ASSISTANCE AND/OR IMPORTANT CHANGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT PATTERNS OF THE REGION. HOWEVER, THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL POTENTIAL TRANSIT RIDERSHIP IN THE REGION. A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL TRIPS ARE TRANSIT TRIPS, YET ONE-FIFTH TO ONE-QUARTER OF THE CITIZENS OF THE REGION EITHER HAVE NO OR VERY LIMITED ACCESS TO AN AUTOMOBILE. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO FLA-T9-4
  • Corporate Authors:

    Trw Incorporated

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  • Publication Date: 1970-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 15 1982 12:00AM