EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS-INTERIM REPORT #6

SPECIFIC ITEMS COVERED ARE: (1) A MAJOR BUS PURCHASE PROGRAM; (2) USE OF MINIBUSES TO SUPPLEMENT EXISTING SERVICE; (3) CONSOLIDATION OF TWIN CITIES LINES MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS IN TWO, RATHER THAN THE PRESENT THREE, GARAGE FACILITIES; (4) A PRIORITY PROGRAM FOR BUS SHELTER LOCATIONS; (5) SELECTION OF PROPOSED PARK-AND RIDE SITES; (6) A MAJOR PROJECT TO REPLACE BUS STOP SIGNS; (7) USE OF ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS FOR SCHEDULING PURPOSES; (8) APPLICATION OF TWO-WAY BUS RADIOS; (9) RESERVED TRAFFIC LANES FOR TRANSIT VEHICLES; (10) A DEVICE ANABLING BUS DRIVERS TO ACTUATE A PARTICULAR PHASE OF SPECIFIC TRAFFIC SIGNALS; AND (11) THE CREATION OF A CENTRALIZED PUBLIC INFORMATION SYSTEM. THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS ROUTE CHANGES ON NETWORK PATRONAGE, REVENUE, AND OPERATING COST IS DISCUSSED ALONG WITH PROJECTED RESULTS OF A SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVE FARE PLAN. BENEFITS AND COSTS FOR ALTERNATIVE IMPROVEMENT PACKAGES ARE ALSO EXAMINED. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO MINN-T9-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    SIMPSON & CURTIN

    PHILADELPHIA, PA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM