PROJECT REPORT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

THE REPORT EXAMINES SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING PUBLIC BUS TRANSPORTATION IN THE ANCHORAGE METROPOLITAN AREA. PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TRANSIT SYSTEM INCLUDE LOW POPULATION DENSITY, COMPETITION WITH THE PRIVATE AUTOMOBILE, INCLEMENT WEATHER AND SEASONAL CHANGES, AND THE NEGATIVE PUBLIC EXPERIENCE WITH PAST TRANSIT OPERATIONS. RECOMMENDATIONS OF A PRIVATELY- CONDUCTED FEASIBILITY STUDY ARE REVIEWED. THE STUDY RECOMMENDS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC BUS TRANSIT SYSTEM CONSISTING OF FOUR BASIC SUBSYSTEMS AND SEVERAL ROUTES WHICH WOULD BE OPERATED BY A SPEACIAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY. IT DEVELOPS SPECIFIC REFINEMENTS, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON COSTS AND FINANCING. A LONG-RANGE ACTION PROGRAM IS DESCRIBED ALONG WITH DETAILED COST DATA.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Greater Anchorage Area Borough

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  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2000 12:00AM