During the late 1960s, one of Cleveland's two rapid transit lines was extended by slightly more than 4 miles to the airport. Two of the three new stations (including one at airport) were opened on November 15, 1968, and the third one (Brookpard) was opened on April 20, 1969. The three stations, including the connecting trackage, rights-of-way, and transit cars, were added to the system at a total capital outlay of about $18.4 million. The rolling stock for extension service accounts for $3.4 million of the total. Federal funds covered two-thirds of the total capital costs; the remainder was paid out of city and county funds. Now, based on 3 full years of actual operating experience, what can be said about the impact of the line on the general public and on users? Also, what inferences can be made about similar proposals in other cities? It should be emphasized that the analyses, findings, and conclusions of this report are based on limited experience, on sample survey data, and on data collected during years of some rather extraordinary change. As a consequence, they are somewhat tentative, though as complete, accurate, and reasonable as possible.

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    • Wohl, Martin
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  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 12-24
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation and passenger characteristics
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  • Accession Number: 00043911
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309020891
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM