PLANNING MODE SELECTION AND ECONOMIC FESIBILITY REPORT-CHARLOTTE-HENRIETTA TRANSIT CORRIDOR-VOLUME I-PLANNING AND PRELIMINARY MODE SELECTION

The purpose of this report is to provide the necessary documentation by which an evaluation may be made of the economic and technical feasibility of the proposed Charlotte-Henrietta Rapid Transit System in Rochester, New York. The Charlotte-Henrietta Corridor is unique in that the proposed right-of-way is predominantly along existing railroad lines, thus minimizing the problems of land acquisition, relocation of residences and businesses, and the interference with existing transportation systems during construction or after implementation. The rapid transit system is also being designed to permit the continuance of existing freight service during nightime operations without interference to passenger operations. Presented are an analysis of present conditions, the determination of future transit requirements and an initial analysis of alternative transportation systems. Requirements for rapid transit are based on propulation projections, employment projections, existing land use, proposed land use plans, patronage projections and resultant service characteristics. The three alternative rapid transit modes which best satisfy all of the criteria established for Rochester were the grade separated conventional rail, light rail and busway system. Appendices include description of existing railroad lines, models and projections, initial transit system design and a theoretical concept for obtaining qualitative measures of mode effectiveness. Figures, tables, maps and photographs are numerous.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rochester-Genesee Regional Transport Authority

    Rochester, NY  United States  14614

    Corddry, Carpenter, Dietz, and Zack

    Rochester, NY  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 318 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00267012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-09-0006-74-1Tech Study
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM