CHATTANOOGA URBAN AREA MASS TRANSIT STUDY (MAIN REPORT)

THE REPORT ANALYZES THE CITY'S TRANSIT SITUATION AND ITS VARIOUS LOCAL PECULIARITIES. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO RISING OPERATIONAL COSTS, LOCAL TRANSIT MANAGEMENT, AND COMPETITION BETWEEN THE PRIVATE BUS COMPANY AND PRIVATE "JITNEY" SERVICES OPERATING IN THE CITY'S DENSEST COMMUTER CORRIDORS. THE REPORT INCLUDES DETAILED CONSIDERATION OF EXISTING FACILITIES AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS, MASS TRANSPORTATION SERVICE AND OPERATIONS, TRANSIT TRAVEL PATTERNS AND TRIP ANALYSIS, FUTURE ALTERNATIVE PROFILES, AND A RECOMMENDED PLAN FOR FUTURE TRANSIT. THE LATTER EMPHASIZES INTEGRATION OF PRESENTLY COMPETATIVE BUS AND JITNEY SERVICES IN A BI-STATE (TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA, BOTH OF WHICH INCLUDE PARTS OF THE CHATTANOOGA SMSA) TRANSIT AUTHORITY. OPERATIONAL EXPENSES WOULD NOT BE SOLELY DEPENDENT UPON FAREBOX REVENUES. PROVISION OF SPECIAL TRANSIT SERVICES FOR RELATIVELY POOR AND DISADVANTAGED AREAS IS ALSO RECOMMENDED. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith, Wilbur & Associates

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  • Publication Date: 1970-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241826
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1982 12:00AM