AN ASSESSMENT OF THE BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT (BART) IMPACT PROGRAM

This report is a brief summary of assessment of the BART Impact Program conducted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission of the San Francisco Bay Area. Two federal agencies funded the Impact Program, started in 1972 to collect and analyze information about effects of this large public-works project so that the effects of Bay Area Rapid Transit could be understood and dealt with in its own region and so that other areas planning and operating rapid transit systems might benefit. The principal contributions of this study of effects of a major new rapid transit system on a major metropolitan area can be found in its development and analysis of information about environmental effects, the effects on transportation and travel behavior, and the high costs of operating BART. Least successful elements dealt with effects of BART on land use, urban development and the local economy which are all long-term effects not sensitive to short-term study. The BART Impact Program demonstrates the importance of conducting impact studies of the effects of various transportation projects during implementation and suggest a method financing such investigations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences-Natl Research Council

    BART Impact Program Advisory Committee
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 175 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM