EXPRESS BUS MASS TRANSIT

A SEVEN POINT PROGRAM FOR AN EXPRESS BUS MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM IS OUTLINED. THE SEVEN POINTS ARE: FRINGE PARKING, TRANSFER AREAS, TERMINALS, A NEW BUS TYPE, SEPARATE WAYS FOR EXPRESS BUSSES, UNDERGROUND OPERATION THROUGH DENSE URBAN AREAS AND LOWER FARES. LIFE IN CITIES CAN BE IMPROVED BY REDUCING TRAFFIC CONGESTION WHICH REQUIRES ATTACK ON A BROAD FRONT INCLUDING PLANNING TO REDUCE NEEDED VEHICLE MILES OF TRAVEL, A FREEWAY SYSTEM, IMPROVEMENT OF ARTERIAL STREETS, AND A MASS TRANSIT SYSTEM THAT WILL RESULT IN DRIVERS LEAVING THEIR CARS HOME. SEPARATE WAYS FOR EXPRESS BUSSES ARE DISCUSSED, PARTICULARLY SEPARATE HIGHWAYS. ROADWAYS BELOW STREET LEVEL THROUGH CENTRAL AREAS WOULD CARRY PASSENGERS CLOSE TO EMPLOYMENT CENTERS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DUAL BUS OPERATION TO REDUCE TIME OF TRAVEL AND COST AND IMPROVE THE DOWNTOWN ENVIRONMENT IS RECOMMENDED. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 96, Ni TE2, PROC PAPER 7256, PP 133-148
  • Authors:
    • Barnett, J
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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  • Accession Number: 00241341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 1970 12:00AM