This report documents work conducted for the City of Houston, Texas, under the Houston-Galveston Area Coucil's 1977-1978 Unified Work Programs. The objective of these studies was to meet the need for environmental analysis of sites selected for the development of additional Bus Maintenance Facilities. The analysis task included cursory examinations of potential sites and detailed analysis of those sites selected for development. The sites chosen for detailed analysis are included in this volume. In evaluating the environmental effects of each Bus Facility, 21 elements of concern were examined. Where appropriate, environmental concerns were modeled to estimate more precisely the consequences of locating a Bus Facility on the subject site. The modeling process was approached by recognizing that the assumptions used in modeling should represent the "worst possible case" of environmental impact. If the model reflects no significant environmental impact even when the worst assumptions are used, then all other cases may be assumed to have no significant impact. This document contains three reports with appendixes concerning three sites: the Polk Street Bus Facility, the South Main Street Bus Facility, and the Market Street Bus Facility. These light maintenance and storage facilities are part of a network of bus facilities designed to provide decentralized day-to-day service for the expanding fleet. Such a decentralized plan will lead to savings in energy use and deadhead time for the bus fleet. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rice Center

    9 Greenway Plaza, 19th Floor
    Houston, TX  United States  77046

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Pagination: 294 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-TX-0089-79-1 Tech Study
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM