LIVERMORE - AMADOR VALLEY TRANSPORTATION NEEDS STUDY

PLANNING DATA IS SUMMARIZED IN DETAIL WITH REFERENCE TO EXISTING LAND USE, DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS, EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR CONDITIONS, TRAVEL PATTERNS, SPECIAL TRANSIT NEEDS (OF THE ELDERLY, YOUTH, AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES), AND TO EXISTING TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. THE LATTER INCLUDES INTERCITY BUS SERVICE, SMALL-SCALE LOCAL CARRIER, SCHOOL BUSES, AND A TAXI SERVICE. INITIAL TRANSIT ALTERNATIVES WERE ANALYZED TO YIELD AN OPTIMAL SYSTEM. CONVENTIONAL BUS SERVICE OPTIONS ARE DISCUSSED WITH REFERENCE TO FOUR ALTERNATE COMBINATIONS OF LOCAL, FREEWAY, AND SUBURBAN EXPRESS NETWORKS. IN ADDITION, FOUR NON-CONVENTIONAL SERVICE ALTERNATIVES WERE ANALYZED, INCLUDING: (1) TAXI; (2) MAXI-TAXI OR DIAL- A-BUS; (3) MODIFIED DIAL-A-BUS; AND (4) SUBSCRIPTION BUS SERVICE. THE ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT PROPOSALS WERE SUBJECTED TO AN INTENSIVE BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS TO YIELD AN OVERALL EVALUATION OF TRANSIT POTENTIAL IN THE LIVERMORE-AMADOR VALLEY. ADVANTAGES OF BOTH EXPRESS AND LOCAL SERVICE WERE COMPUTED IN TERMS OF DIRECT USER BENEFITS AND INDIRECT SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS. THE RECOMMENDED TRANSIT PLAN IS DESCRIBED WITH REFERENCE TO EXPRESS SERVICE, LOCAL ROUTING, SUBSCRIPTION BUSES, AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE EXPANSION. COST FACTORS ARE ALSO OUTLINED IN DETAIL. IMPLEMENTATION IS EXAMINED WITH REFERENCE TO FINANCIAL ALTERNATIVES (PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS, LOCAL TAXATION, AND FUNDS EARMARKED FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BART), ORGANIZATIONAL OPTIONS, AND MANAGEMENT. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO CAL-T9-11
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    165 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  USA  60601
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM