IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING OF INTEGRATED TRANSIT SERVICES FOR A SMALL URBAN AND RURAL AREA. VOLUME I: RESOURCE, INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS

This research focuses on tasks for taking technically feasible preliminary transit options to a local community and translating these plans into an implementable program. This planning phase, referred to as implementation planning, addresses the following planning considerations: Financial Planning; Management and Organization; Institutional Roles; Regulatory Reforms; and Citizen Participation. The specific problem addressed concerns an evaluation of the requirements for implementing transit alternatives in a low density area and securing a community consensus. This research project is tied closely to the current public transportation improvement program of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. In this study, the resource requirements for a comprehensive public transportation system for the Charlottesville-Albemarle Area were examined. Data on existing local transit operations were used to show unit cost and staff requirements for different services. Also, the systems were studied to provide a way to estimate subsidy requirements for expansion of service. Sources of Federal and State aid that are available to non-urbanized areas for the provision of public transportation and social service transportation were summarized to show the practical solution to the operating deficit problem. The report reviews the primary organizational alternatives that are appropriate for delivering comprehensive areawide transportation. The long term solution was shown to be the transportation district concept. A strategy for establishing a transportation district in the Tenth Planning District of Virginia was modeled after the operational principles and goals of the Tidewater Transportation District Commission (TTDC), incorporating to the intent possible, TTDC's particular planning and operational policies. Also a description of a prototype district is given that evolves from a planning and administrative body to the operator. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904-4742

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Demetsky, M J
    • Lantz Jr, K E
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-VA-11-0009-81-2Final Rpt., UVA-529159/CE80/101
  • Contract Numbers: VA-11-0009
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM