TRANSIT INDUSTRY RESEARCH NEEDS

TRANSIT'S POTENTIAL AND LIMITATIONS IN RELIEVING THE CONSEQUENCES OF TRAFFIC POPULATION GROWTH IN SAN ANTONIO ARE DISCUSSED. IF THE BUS RATIO IN AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC IS INCREASED, A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN PEAK HOUR TRAFFIC MAY BE ACHIEVED. COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES FOR A MODERNIZATION PROGRAM WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF ATTRACTING NEW RIDERSHIP IS IN PROGRESS. THE PROGRAM, CALLING FOR AN EXPENDITURE OF $7,441,200, WILL INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BUILDINGS, ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT, AND INSTALLATION OF PASSENGER SHELTERS. GUIDELINES FOR THE PROGRAM WERE PROVIDED BY ANALYSIS OF FINDINGS FROM A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY AND INTERVIEWS. THE RESEARCH PROJECT CONSIDERED EXPRESS SERVICE, REVERSE COMMUTING, 3 CATEGORIES OF CROSSTOWN SERVICE, PARK-AND-RIDE FACILITIES AT STRATEGIC POINTS, AND THE NEED FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS OF TRANSIT SERVICE. PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR BUSES SUCH AS RESERVED DOWNTOWN LANES AND STREETS, ELECTRONIC CONTROLS WHICH FAVOR BUS MOVEMENT, THE METERING OF URBAN FREEWAYS TO AID FREE FLOWING TRAFFIC, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF SPECIAL BUSWAYS WITHIN FREEWAYS, WOULD ALL IMPROVE BUS OPERATION. FINANCING FOR THE IMPROVEMENTS COULD BE PROVIDED BY THE URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION ACT (1970) AND THE FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT (1970) SUPPLEMENTED BY STATE AND MUNICIPAL FUNDS. TRANSIT INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS WILL BEAR THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MANY NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 11-17
  • Monograph Title: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH NEEDS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021510
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM