THE RAPID TRANSIT PLAN FOR THE METROPOLITAN SEATTLE AREA

THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT IS TO SUMMARIZE A NEW COORDINATED BUS-RAIL RAPID TRANSIT PLAN FOR THE SEATTLE METROPOLITAN AREA. COMPARATIVE ANALYSES WERE MADE OF SEVEN ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT VEHICLE CONCEPTS WITH EMPHASIS BEING PLACED ON THEIR POTENTIAL TO BE DEVELOPED INTO A RELIABLE, ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE OPERATING SYSTEM WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME. THE ANALYSES OF THE SYSTEMS INDICATED THAT THE CRUCIAL OPERATING COST AND PATRONAGE ADVANTAGE PROVIDED SUFFICIENT REASONS FOR RECOMMENDING THE COORDINATED BUS-RAIL SYSTEM CONCEPT. THE RAPID TRANSIT CONCEPT INCLUDES THE USE OF BUSES TO PROVIDE FREQUENT SERVICE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF MOST METROPOLITAN AREA RESIDENCES AND TO CONNECT WITH THE RAIL SERVICE, WHICH PENETRATES THE MAJOR ACTIVITY CENTERS OF THE AREA. MAJOR ELEMENTS ARE IDENTIFIED AND A BREAK DOWN OF COST IS PROVIDED. /UMTA/

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

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    165 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60601
  • Publication Date: 1970-2-19

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1973 12:00AM