PLANNING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ON URBAN EXPRESSWAYS

THE BROAD PUBLIC INTERESTS ARE SET FORTH WHICH WOULD BE SERVED AND THE TYPES OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE WHICH COULD BE RENDERED BY OPERATING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES--MOTOR BUSES, TROLLEY COACHES AND ELECTRIC CARS--ON URBAN EXPRESSWAYS. THE FACILITIES NECESSARY TO PERMIT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE AND SAFE SERVICE ARE INDICATED AND THE INCORPORATION OF TURNOUTS, OFF THE TRAVELLED ROADWAYS, FOR FREE-WHEEL RUBBER-TIRED TRANSIT VEHICLES AND RAILS AND TRANSFER STATIONS IN THE CENTRAL MALLS WHERE TRAFFIC VOLUME WARRANTS ARE ADVOCATED. THESE IMPROVEMENTS SHOULD BE FINANCED, AS ARE HIGHWAYS, THROUGH TAXATION BECAUSE SUCH PROVISIONS ARE ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF THE HIGHWAY, BUILT FOR THE CONVENIENCE AND SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC; AND PERSONS USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, PRESUMABLY, PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE TAXES USED FOR HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS. BY COMBINING EXPRESSWAY DESIGN FEATURES, INCLUDING TURNOUTS AND TRANSFER STATIONS, A HIGHWAY IS PRODUCED, WHICH, ON A PASSENGER MILES BASIS, IS SAFER AND GENERATES MORE CAPACITY PER CONSTRUCTION DOLLAR SPENT. A WARNING IS GIVEN TO THE EFFECT THAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR REDUCING URBAN TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND FOR PROMOTING SOUND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WILL BE LOST IF URBAN EXPRESSWAYS ARE NOT LOCATED SO THAT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CAN MAKE FULL USE OF THEM. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 25, pp 363-375, 6 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Williams, L
    • Normann, O K
    • Owens, T H
    • Ballard, W T
  • Discussers:
    • Marye, B
    • Wingerter
  • Publication Date: 1946

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting Held at Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 25-28, 1946
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1971 12:00AM