The feasibility of an objective approach for prioritizing transit station locations for development purposes based on socioeconomic and land use indicators is examined. The Detroit metropolitan area was used as the experimental site for such feasibility testing. Two priority ranking methodologies were developed based on the provisions of the rating and ranking methods. Station development potential was identified by a set of socioeconomic and land use indicators, and the viewpoints of local professionals were solicited in assessing the relative importance of these indicators. Next, the relative rankings for 37 proposed transit stations on two travel corridors were developed by using the indicators and the viewpoints of local professionals. The results suggest that it is possible to prioritize station locations for joint development based on selected socioeconomic and land use indicators. The results also suggest that the station ranks obtained by the two methods are not likely to be affected by input solicited from local professionals. The procedures developed were found to be sensitive to the selection of the indicators. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-4
  • Monograph Title: Economic and social aspects of transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030560
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM