The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has found it both necessary and possible to concentrate attention on the complex needs of people. Programs to improve service must now include a new emphasis on the quality of the transportation experience. In effect, transportation engineering has been joined by human engineering and environmental design. This manual provides a framework for the continued coordination of all those elements in the system tht affect human comfort. It is issued for the use of all Authority departments and outside consultants who are involved in modernization and expansion programs. In particular, these standards apply to structures, facilities, equipment, and printed matter that will be seen or used by the public. Many of the criteria involved are common to all environments, such as the control of light, noise, humidity, temperature, wind, and odors, or the need for orderliness, through clear and easy circulation and clean appearance. Other criteria that are more specific to the transportation environment are such needs as safety, traffic handling capability, spatial variety, consistently available information, and orientation. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    50 High Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02110
  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00334149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM