TRANSIT PROGRAM FOR HOUSTON VOLUME 1

THIS FINAL REPORT, DIVIDED INTO TWO VOLUMES, DOCUMENTS THE WORK PERFORMED AND THE CONCLUSIONS REACHED IN PHASES THREE, FOUR AND FIVE OF THE HOUSTON TRANSIT ACTION PROGRAM. THE REPORT IS DIVIDED INTO TEN SECTIONS, SUPPLEMENTED BY TECHNICAL MEMORANDA AND WORK SHEETS AVAILABLE FROM THE CITY OF HOUSTON. VOLUME I CONTAINS THE FIRST SIX SECTIONS. SECTION I SUMMARIZES THE TOTAL PROCESS AND THE RESULTING RECOMMENDATIONS. SECTION II EXPLAINS THE ORGANIZATION OF THE WORK PROGRAM, INCLUDING THE STATUS OF AREA PLANNING AND THE CITIZEN-COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WORK. SECTION III DESCRIBES AREA DEVELOPMENT TRENDS, COMMUNITY CONCERNS AND OBJECTIVES, TRANSIT ISSUES, AND THE EVALUATION FACTORS SELECTED TO COMPARE THE ALTERNATIVES. SECTIONS IV AND V PRESENT THE WORK CONDUCTED TO ANALYZE LONG-RANGE TRANSIT ALTERNATIVES, PROCEEDING FROM THE INITIAL SEARCH FOR POSSIBILITIES OF SMALL AND LARGE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH THE IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE TRANSIT CUSTOMER MARKET POTENTIAL RELATED TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRANSIT SERVICES, TO A FINAL EVALUATION OF THE MORE PRACTICABLE ALTERNATIVES. SECTION VI CONTAINS A DESCRIPTION OF THE LONG-RANGE PROGRAM AND AN ANALYSIS OF THE BENEFITS ESTIMATED TO ACCRUE FROM ITS DEVELOPMENT. THE THREE ORIGINAL GOALS OF THE TRANSIT ACTION PROGRAM WERE: (1) A LONG-RANGE PROGRAM LOOKING TO THE END OF THE CENTURY; (2) A STAGE ONE RAPID CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR THE 70'S; AND (3) AN IMMEDIATE FIVE-YEAR BUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. ALL THREE ARE A COORDINATED EFFORT TO PROVIDE IN THE HOUSTON AREA THE BEST POSSIBLE TRANSPORTATION FOR THE MOST PEOPLE. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • UMTA-TX-09-0008-73-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, Incorporated

    Cambridge, MA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 301 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Study
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1982 12:00AM