CENTRAL AREA SYSTEMS STUDY: VOLUMES III & IV

AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF PEOPLE AND GOODS MOVEMENT THROUGH THE REGIONAL CORE OF THE BOSTON METROPOLITAN AREA IS PRESENTED. VOLUME III DELINEATES THE PROPOSED ROUTE CONFIGURATION FOR ALL SEGMENTS OF THE RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM. SCALED AERIAL MAPS ARE PROVIDED FOR CONSECUTIVE SEGMENTS OF APPROXIMATELY 2,000 FEET; ADJACENT LAND USAGE AND STATION SITES ARE NOTED. VERTICAL, CROSS-SECTIONAL MAPS ARE ALSO INCLUDED TO INDICATE GRADATION AND SLOPE OF BOTH THE PROPOSED GUIDEWAYS AND SUBSURFACE TUNNELS. VOLUME IV IS A DETAILED COST ANALYSIS OF THE RECOMMENDED SYSTEM. A DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT TASKS AND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH OF FOUR DEVELOPMENT PHASES IS PROVIDED. ADDITIONAL COST ESTIMATES ARE BROKEN DOWN AMONG THREE COMPONENT SUBSYSTEMS: (1) COMMUNICATIONS; (2) SIGNALS; AND (3) POWER DISTRIBUTION. THE PROPOSED COMMUNICATIONS SUBSYSTEM WILL CONSIST OF ADVANCED TRAIN-TO-WAYSIDE RADIO, INTER-STATION TELEPHONE LINKS, AND A PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM. FOUR-PHASE IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMS FOR SIGNALS AND POWER DISTRIBUTION ARE ALSO DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. TOTAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS ARE ESTIMATED AT GREATER THAN $150 MILLION. USING COST ESTIMATES AND ROUTE CONFIGURATIONS, A RIGOROUS FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS WAS CONDUCTED FOR EACH PHASE OF THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PLAN. PHASE I WOULD CONSIST OF IMPROVNG TRANSFERS BETWEEN A COMMUTER RAILROAD AND THE RAPID TRANSIT LINE AND CONSTRUCTING A COMMUTER PARKING AREA FOR SOME 2,000 AUTOMOBILES. PHASE II WOULD PROVIDE EXPRESS TRANSIT SERVICE BETWEEN THE COUNTY AIRPORT AND A PROPOSED TERMINAL. PHASE III PROPOSAL WOULD PROVIDE DIRECT RAIL ACCESS TO LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AND CONNECT MAJOR TRIP GENERATORS VIA SUBWAY. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO MASS-T9-4
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    165 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60601

    Colonel Sh Bingham Associates

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  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM