PANEL 3: IMPACTS ON SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS

THE PANEL DISCUSSION DECIDED THAT ALTHOUGH THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAD PECULIAR CHARACTERISTICS, STUDIES SHOULD BE DESIGNED TO AID DESIGNERS OF OTHER METROPOLITAN TRANSIT SYSTEMS ALSO. HOWEVER, THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE BAY AREA DESERVES SOME RESEARCH AND MUST BE CONSIDERED IN THE TRANSFER OF INFORMATION TO OTHER REGIONS. THE PROBLEM WAS CONSIDERED OF IDENTIFYING THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS THAT A TRANSIT SYSTEM SUCH AS BART MIGHT BE EXPECTED TO SATISFY. GOALS DIFFERED ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT INTERESTS IN THE BAY AREA AND BEHIND THE BART SYSTEM WAS A COMPLEX NETWORK OF COMPLEMENTARY AND CONFLICTING SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND ECOLOGICAL GOALS AND VALUES. THERE IS THE DIFFICULTY OF CONTINUAL CHANGING OF PRIORTIES ATTACHED TO VARIOUS GOALS OVER TIME. THE PANEL FELT THAT BOTH COMPETITIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY ASPECTS BETWEEN AUTOMOBILE USAGE AND PUBLIC TRANSIT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN DESIGNING IMPACT STUDIES OF THE BART SYSTEM. A TABLE PRESENTS SUGGESTED RESEARCH TOPICS THAT WERE DISCUSSED.

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  • Accession Number: 00239971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1970 12:00AM