STUDY OF TERMINAL TRANSFER FACILITIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH URBAN FREEWAYS

RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO PROVIDE TERMINAL-TRANSFER FACILITIES USING AIR RIGHTS ABOVE FREEWAYS OR ON LAND IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO FREEWAYS. A GENERAL STUDY WAS MADE ON A SITE NEAR MINNEAPOLIS, INCORPORATING MODULAR DESIGN CONCEPTS, SITE CONSIDERATIONS, STRUCTURAL ALTERNATES, SIZE LIMITATIONS RELATED TO RAMP CAPACITIES, FUNCTIONAL DESIGN AND COST ESTIMATES. TRAFFIC PATTERNS, TRANSFER OPERATIONS AND USE FOR RELATED HIGHWAY PURPOSES, SUCH AS MAINTENANCE AND HIGHWAY PATROL WERE ANALYZED. AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS USING COST PER PARKING SPACE WAS MADE, INCLUDING DISTRIBUTION OF COST AND COMPARISONS WITH A POSSIBLE FACILITY LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE FREEWAY. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT IT IS ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE TO CONSTRUCT TERMINAL TRANSFER FACILITIES OVER AN EXPRESSWAY AND THIS FACILITY SHOULD BE LOCATED CLOSE ENOUGH TO DOWNTOWN TO INTERCEPT THE LARGEST NUMBER OF POTENTIAL USERS YET FAR ENOUGH REMOVED TO BE FREE OF HEAVY BUSINESS DISTRICT TRAFFIC. BUS OPERATIONS SHOULD BE PROVIDED UNDER THE STRUCTURE RATHER THAN ON THE PARKING LEVELS. IN THE TYPICAL TRANSFER FACILITY THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SPACES PROVIDED SHOULD BE IN THE RANGE OF 1200 TO 1600 SPACES. CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF THE FACILITY SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED AMONG ALL BENEFICIARIES SINCE IT IS PART OF A BALANCED METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/6/, STATE-350
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    Denver, CO  United States 

    Minnesota Department of Highways

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  • Publication Date: 1967-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1994 12:00AM