COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOR THE SEATTLE METROPOLITAN AREA - SUMMARY REPORT

THE REPORT BRIEFLY SUMMARIZES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE TRANSIT PLAN FOR METROPOLITAN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. THE RECOMMENDED TRANSIT PLAN EMBRACES A MULTI- MODAL APPROACH DESIGNED TO SATISFY DEMANDS PROJECTED FOR 1985. THE AUTHORS PROPOSE AN INNOVATIVE, THREE-STAGE PROGRAM TO DEVELOP MULTI-MODAL ACCESS ALONG SEVERAL NEW FREEWAYS. IN THE FIRST STAGE, THE FREEWAY MEDIAN WOULD BE LANDSCAPED AND TRANSIT SERVICE WOULD BE PROVIDED BY EXPRESS BUSES IN MIXED TRAFFIC. IN STAGE TWO, THE FREEWAY MEDIAN WOULD BE PAVED TO PROVIDE BUSES WITH AN EXCLUSIVE RIGHT-OF-WAY. ULTIMATELY, THE BUSWAY WOULD BE REPLACED BY TRACKS FOR A RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM. THE REPORT ALSO RECOMMENDS EXTENSIVE USE OF EXPRESS BUS SERVICES ON MAJOR ARTERIAL ROUTES AND IN HIGH- DENSITY STREET CORRIDORS. AN INTERIM TRANSIT PLAN TO BEGIN IN 1975 IS DISCUSSED BRIEFLY. ITS PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES WILL BE IMPROVEMENT OF EXISTING TRANSIT SYSTEMS PRIOR TO IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDED NEW CONSTRUCTION. AMONG THE CHIEF FEATURES OF THIS INTERIM PROPOSAL ARE: (1) INTEGRATION OF SERVICES CURRENTLY PROVIDED BY TWO LOCAL TRANSIT COMPANIES; (2) UPGRADING OF THE ROLLING STOCK; AND (3) IMPROVED SERVICE AND SCHEDULING. ARCHITECTURAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE EXAMINED WITH REFERENCE TO STATION CONFIGURATIONS WHICH WILL EMPHASIZE DIFFERENT LEVELS FOR VARIOUS OPERATIONS. THE AUTHORS ALSO DISCUSS GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR OVERALL URBAN DESIGN AND THE IMPACT OF TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION ON OTHER RELEVANT FEATURES OF THE URBAN SYSTEM. FINANCIAL ASPECTS ARE CONSIDERED IN DETAIL. FINALLY, RESULTS OF A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF THE LONG-RANGE PLAN ARE EXAMINED. /UMTA/

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

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    165 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  USA  60601
  • Publication Date: 1967-10-30

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 23 1973 12:00AM