THE COMMUTER CAN BE INDUCED TO LEAVE HIS CAR BEHIND - THE STORY OF THE LINDENWOLD HI-SPEED LINE

THE LINDENWOLD RAIL TRANSIT LINE CONNECTING PHILADELPHIA WITH THE NEW JERSEY SUBURBS HAS SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY BOTH OF DIVERTING LARGE NUMBERS OF MOTORISTS TO TRANSIT AND OF FACILITATING INTERMODAL TRANSFER BETWEEN RAIL AND AUTO. OF THE 33,000 DAILY RIDERS, OVER 88% RESPONDED TO A 1970 QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT THEIR TRAVEL HABITS AND ABOUT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE LINDENWOLD LINE. OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED, 40% HAD PREVIOUSLY DRIVEN TO WORK AND 13% HAD NOT MADE THE TRIP BEFORE. THE MODE OF ACCESS TO THE STATIONS ALONG THE LINE WAS 40% PARK-AND-RIDE, 51% KISS-AND- RIDE, AND 9% BY BICYCLE OR ON FOOT. THE PRINCIPAL OPERATING MOTTO FOR THE PORT AUTHORITY TRANSIT CORPORATION THAT PROVIDES THE SERVICE IS "GIVE THE RIDER WHAT HE WANTS," AND IT IS TO THIS APPROACH, WHICH IS DESCRIBED IN CONSIDERABLE DETAIL, THAT THE SUCCESS OF THE LINDENWOLD EXPERIMENT IS CHIEFLY ASCRIBED.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Pollution Control Association

    4400 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Authors:
    • VIGRASS, J W
  • Publication Date: 1970-10-8

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2003 12:00AM