SCRTD: SOUTHER CALIFORNIA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT (FINAL REPORT)

THE REPORT OUTLINES A LONG-RANGE PROPOSAL FOR A NETWORK OF SOME 300 MILES OF HIGH CAPACITY RAPID TRANSIT SERVICE TO EVERY SECTOR OF THE DISTRICT, COMBINED WITH EXPANDED FEEDER AND LOCAL BUS SERVICE FORMING A COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PROJECTED TO PROVIDE CONSTANT MOBILITY IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA. THE REPORT SPECIFICALLY FOCUSES UPON A RECOMMENDED FIVE-CORRIDOR FIRST STAGE PHASE OF THE TOTAL PLAN WHICH WOULD INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF AN 89-MILE DOUBLE TRACK NETWORK OF RAPID TRANSIT COMBINED WITH 850 NEW BUSES OPERATING OVER 300 MILES OF NEW BUS ROUTES. A DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF THE LOS ANGELES METROPOLITAN AREA IS INCLUDED FROM WHICH THE FIRST-PHASE CORRIDORS WERE DETERMINED. ANTICIPATED RIDERSHIP ON THE NEW ROUTES IS ESTIMATED, INCLUDING PROJECTED PASSENGER INCREASES THROUGHOUT THE SCRTD AS A RESULT OF THE FEEDER SERVICE. THE REPORT CONTAINS A BRIEF HISTORY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN THE LOS ANGELES URBAN AREA, AND AN OUTLINE OF THE DISTRICT'S PLANNING PROCESS. THE RECOMMENDED SYSTEM IS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL, INCLUDING ENGINEERING STUDIES AND DESIGN PROPOSALS. ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS ARE ALSO THOROUGHLY EXAMINED. THE AUTHORS ANALYZE ALTERNATIVES FOR FINANCING MASS TRANSPORTATION AND RECOMMEND THAT REVENUES BE RAISED THROUGH A GENERAL SALES TAX INCREASE. IN LIEU OF AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF PUBLIC FUNDING, THE AUTHORS ADVANCE AN ALTERNATIVE FOUR-CORRIDOR PROPOSAL. THE REPORT CONCLUDES WITH A COMPREHENSIVE BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS COVERING BOTH SOCIAL AND PATRON BENEFITS. /UMTA/

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

    Southern California Rapid Transit District

    425 South Main Street
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90013
  • Publication Date: 1968-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1982 12:00AM