READING-BERKS TRANSIT STUDY; READING, PENNSYLVANIA

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS REPORT WAS TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A FIVE-YEAR TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ADDRESS THE TRANSIT PROBLEMS OF DECLINING PATRONAGE, FINANCIAL LOSSES, AND INADEQUATE SERVICE IN READING AND BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. A DETAILED EVALUATION OF EXISTING TRANSIT DEFICIENCIES INCLUDED THE FINDINGS THAT TRANSIT SERVICE COVERAGE IS NOT PROVIDED ADEQUATELY IN MUCH OF THE AREA, ONLY 51.1% OF THE AREA RESIDENTS ARE PROVIDED SOME TYPE OF SERVICE, FARES HAVE INCREASED FROM 18found TO 35found IN THE TEN-YEAR PERIOD OF 1962-1972, AND FINANCIAL REPORTS OF THE READING BUS COMPANY INDICATE A NET LOSS FOR 1972 OF $211,279, WITH NO BRIGHTER HOPES FOR THE FUTURE. LOCAL PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD TRANSIT WERE SURVEYED. RECOMMENDED TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN IS INCLUDED. TOPICS CONSIDERED ARE A RECOMMENDED MANAGEMENT PLAN, TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY FORMATION, FEASIBLE EXTENT OF TRANSIT SERVICES, SYSTEM ALTERNATIVES, RECOMMENDED SERVICE LEVELS, FARE LEVEL TESTS, DETAILED PASSENGER PROJECTION, TRANSITORIENTED STREET IMPROVEMENTS, EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES, RIDER AMENITIES AND FIELD SUPERVISORY AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • UMTA-PA-09-0017-73-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith, Wilbur & Associates, Columbia

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  • Authors:
    • Smith, W
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 282 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM