UNION STATION TRANSPORTATION CENTER STUDY ALTERNATIVE PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND PROGRAM

THE REPORT RECOMMENDS THAT WASHINGTON CONSIDER IN ADDITION TO THE INTERCITY TERMINAL, TO BE LOCATED NEAR UNION STATION, A SERIES OF SATELLITE TERMINALS AS PART OF A SATELLITE SYSTEM TO BE ESTABLISHED FOR THE INTRA-CITY TRAVELER; THE REPORT FURTHER RECOMMENDS THAT ALL THE TERMINALS BE CONNECTED BY A TRANSFER NETWORK OR INTERFACE SYSTEM. A MAJOR CONCLUSION IS THAT THE VISITOR CENTER AT UNION STATION AND THE TRANSPORTATION CENTER AT NEW YORK AVENUE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS TWO PARTS OF A FUTURE NETWORK OF TRANSPORTATION TERMINALS, ALL OF WHICH WILL BE CONNECTED BY ONE OR MORE INTERFACE SYSTEMS (THE TRANSPORTATION CENTER AND THE VISITOR CENTER AS PROPOSED IN THIS REPORT ARE TO BE CONNECTED NOT ONLY BY THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY SYSTEM, BUT ALSO BY THE FIRST PHASE OF A NEW DOWNTOWN LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR MODE WHICH CAN FUNCTION AS ONE OF THE INTERFACE SYSTEMS.). THE ALTERNATE SUBPLANS OF THE RECOMMENDED FRAMEWORK PLAN CONSIST OF DIFFERENCES IN THE PHYSICAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE FACILITIES, IN OPTIONAL LAND USES, AND IN DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES. EACH OF THE TWELVE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS WITH WHICH THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED HAS A RECOMMENDED ROLE AND LOCATION IN THE CENTER'S SYSTEM, WITH A SINGLE EXCEPTION, THAT OF STOL CRAFT. THE RECOMMENDED PLAN CONSISTS OF A LINEAR DEVELOPMENT EXTENDING NORTH FROM THE VISITOR CENTER TO NEW YORK AVENUE AND FULFILLS, IN ADDITION TO ITS TRANSPORTATION FUNCTIONS, A NUMBER OF OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL OBJECTIVES. THE PLAN IMPLEMENTATION SECTION OF THE REPORT RECOMMENDS, FROM SEVERAL METHODS CONSIDERED, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY WHOSE FUNCTION WOULD BE THE EXECUTION AND COORDINATION OF THE PROJECT. FINANCIAL IMPLEMENTATION IS ALSO DISCUSSED. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO TRD-34
  • Corporate Authors:

    Conklin & Rossant

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  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1973 12:00AM