AN INITIAL CHICAGO NORTH SUBURBAN TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, 1971-1975-VOLUME 1: REPORT AND EXHIBITS

EXISTING MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ARE EXAMINED IN DETAIL AND BROKEN DOWN BETWEEN RAIL AND BUS MODES. EXISTING PARKING FACILITIES ARE EVALUATED, AND SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL PARKING FACILITIES ARE ADVANCED. EXISTING BUS SERVICE IS ALSO ANALYZED AT LENGTH WITH REFERENCE TO ROUTES, SCHEDULES, FARE STRUCTURE, EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES, OPERATING EXPENSES, AND PROJECTED RIDERSHIP TRENDS. AN EVALUATION OF EXPANDED SUBURBAN BUS SERVICE IS PROVIDED WHICH FORECASTS POTENTIAL RIDERSHIP AND IMPACT ON OTHER MODES. A DETAILED SCHEDULE OF PROPOSED SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS ARE PRESENTED: (1) EXPANSION OF COMMUTER PARKING FACILITIES AT RAIL STATIONS; (2) CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW STOP ON THE SKOKIE SWIFT RAPID TRANSIT ROUTE; (3) POSSIBLE PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS TO SUBSIDIZE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE MILWAUKEE ROAD COMMUTER RAILROAD; (4) WIDELY EXPANDED BUS OPERATIONS DESIGNED TO ULTIMATELY INCREASE RIDERSHIP BY 62% THROUGOUT THE SUBURBAN AREA; AND (5) COORDINATION OF ALL MASS TRANSIT SERVICES AND FARES BY A SINGLE AGENCY. A DETAILED IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM COVERS SUCH SPECIFIC AREAS AS FINANCING, CREATION OF A TRANSIT DISTRICT, PROGRAM STAGING, AND IMMEDIATE PROGRAM TASK DISCRIPTIONS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO ILL-T9-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pratt, Rh & Bevis Hw

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  • Publication Date: 1971-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM