REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF REPORTS OF MASS TRANSPORTATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY URBAN TRANSPORTATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

THE REPORT PROVIDES A TOPICAL EVALUAION OF REPORTS GENERATED BY FEDERALLY-ASSISTED TRANSIT DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS AND A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE DEMONSTRATION GRANT PROGRAM. PROJECTS SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, URBAN TRANSPORTATION ADMINISTRATION ARE REVIEWED. THE INTRODUCTORY SECTION REVIEWS PROJECTS DESIGNED TO MEASURE RIDERSHIP CHANGES WHICH REFLECTED THE PUBLIC RESPONSE TO SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. GUIDELINES AND CONCLUSIONS FOR FUTURE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, SYNTHESIZED FROM THE DEMONSTRATION REPORTS, ARE BROKEN DOWN AMONG THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONAL AREAS: (1) ADJUSTMENTS IN SERVICE FREQUENCY; (2) ADJUSTMENTS IN FARE STRUCTURE; (3) DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ROUTES; (4) HEADWAY MAINTENANCE; (5) FARE COLLECTION; (6) APPLICATION OF FEEDER BUS SERVICES; (7) APPLICATION OF NEW EQUIPMENT WITHIN EXISTING SYSTEMS; (8) PROVISION OF SPECIAL SERVICES OR NEW SYSTEMS; AND (9) PARKING. CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM THE LITERATURE WITH REFERENCE TO RIDERSHIP, TRIP GENERATION MODAL SPLIT, AND TRAVEL PATTERNS ARE SUMMARIZED. IN ADDITION, GENERAL PROBLEMS IN URBAN/METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION ARE IDENTIFIED WITH REFERENCE TO NON-COOPERATION AMONG PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS, RESTRICTIVE STATUTORY REGULATIONS, INADEQUATE FINANCES, AND INCOMPLETE COST ANALYSES. BRIEF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE DEMONSTRATION GRANTS PROGRAM ARE SUMMARIZED. APPENDED MATERIAL INCLUDES A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MASS TRANSPORTATION DEMONSTRATION REPORTS AND ADDITIONAL ABSTRACTED MATERIAL. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO DC-MTD-5
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rechel & Rogers

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  • Publication Date: 1967-10-15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1973 12:00AM