DELAWARE RIVER PORT AUTHORITY TRANSITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. VOLUME II: ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PLANNING. TECHNICAL STUDY

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) has been engaged, since June 1970, in progressing a comprehensive Mass Transit Study which was directed toward developing specific recommendations regarding the DRPA Mass Transportation Development Program. This three-volume study contains the eleven regional transportation-related technical studies conducted by the DRPA and sponsored by UMTA in coordination with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Volume II, this report, contains the following project/final reports: 1) Environmental Impact Analysis (II); 2) Improvements for Better Serving the Elderly and Handicapped (IX); and 3) Environmental Improvements to the Existing PATCO System (X). This report contains information regarding the projects evaluated environmentally, namely, the Philadelphia-Mt. Laurel Line, and the Philadelphia-Glassboro Line. The report examines methods of serving the elderly and handicapped and high speed rail transportation facilities operated by PATCO (Port Authority Transit Corporation); SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority); METRO (Washington Metropolitan Area Transity Authority); and MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). The report also reviews the need and recommends methods for providing environmental improvements to the existing PATCO system, such as noise abatement; station modification; user information services; landscaping for aesthetic improvements; and modifications to existing parking facilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB80-186174. Report available in microfiche only.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Delaware River Port Authority

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    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

    Bourse Building, 21 South 5th Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19106

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 260 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0032-80-2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM