The report assesses the land use and urban development impacts of the 71-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, the first rail transit system to be built in the United States in 50 years. How and to what extent BART has influenced the spatial arrangement of people and activities in the San Francisco Bay Area is documented. All aspects of development that BART may have affected or potentially could affect are examined -- including households' and workers' location decisions, development decisions of housing and commercial developers, retail trade and shopping patterns, and property values and rents. Changes attributable to BART are measured against pre-BART and no-BART alternatives using a variety of analytical techniques, surveys, statistical analyses and case studies. The report concludes with an assessment of the policy implications of the BART experience to date.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also pub. as Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. rept. no. HUD-0001682. Prepared by Blayney (John) Associates/David M. Dornbusch and Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Ashby Avenue and Domingo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Authors:
    • Dvett, M
    • Dornbusch, D M
    • FAJANS, M
    • Falcke, C
    • Gussman, V
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 208 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1989 12:00AM