EAST-WEST TRANSITWAY LOCATION MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT STUDY

THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT IS TO DEFINE THE LOCATION OF AND PREPARE THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR AN EAST-WEST RAPID TRANSITWAY, IN THE EAST-WEST FREEWAY OF MILWAUKEE CORRIDOR, FROM THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY LINE TO THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE. IT PRESENTS ALL THE ALIGNMENT DATA DEVELOPED TO DATE, SUMMARIZES THE EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVES, AND RECOMMENDS A NARROW CORRIDOR FOR THE ALIGNMENT OF THE TRANSITWAY. EIGHT ALTERNATIVE ROUTE LOCATIONS IN THE EAST-WEST CORRIDOR WERE CONSIDERED AND EVALUATED. THE RANK SENSITIVITY TYPE ANALYSIS WAS USED FOR ALL EVALUATIONS. THE EVALUATION PROCEDURE USED FOR THIS LOCATION ANALYSIS IS A TWO LEVEL TECHNIQUE. FIVE CRITERIA WERE CONSIDERED IN THE FIRST LEVEL EVALUATION: (1) SERVICE TO SPECIAL GENERATORS, (2) JOINT PROJECT POTENTIALS, (3) SERVICE TO THE CBD, (4) LAND-USE DISRUPTIONS, AND (5) TRANSITWAY ENGINEERING AND COSTS. BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE FIRST LEVEL EVALUATION, SEVEN TRANSITWAY ALIGNMENTS WERE CHOSEN FOR THE SECOND EVALUATION. EACH OF THESE LINES WAS SUBJECTED TO DETAILED DESIGN AND COST ANALYSES. THESE COST ESTIMATES INCLUDED RIGHT-OF-WAY, CONSTRUCTION, UTILITY, AND CONTINGENCY COST. THE AUTHORS RECOMMEND LINE 3B AS THE PREFERRED TRANSITWAY ALIGNMENT. LINE 3B CONSISTENTLY OUTRANKED LINE 3A IN ITS ABILITY TO MEET THE OBJECTIVES REQUIRED OF THE EAST-WEST TRANSITWAY. THIS ALIGNMENT IS STRONGEST IN FACTORS OR OBJECTIVES WHICH RELATE TO SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT "POTENTIALS" WHILE MINIMIZING THE DISRUPTION IMPACT ON EXISTING DEVELOPMENT. /UMTA/

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

    Barton-Aschman Associates, Incorporated

    1771 West Howard Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60626
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1973 12:00AM