AN ANALYSIS OF RAPID TRANSIT INVESTMENTS. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The role that a new fixed rail transit facility plays in the 1980s is a question asked by many sectors. The public sector wants to be assured that its current co-objectives of capturing a share of the travel market and having a significant positive impact on land use are met. The private sector wants to be sure that all of the attributes associated with such development will come to function as it makes its investment decisions. The technical people (local and regional planners and operators) want to be assured that the public and private investment decisions are maximized. This study addresses the concerns of these groups and was designed with the following objectives: (1) to define the nature of the transit investment and to establish the private sector response; (2) to determine the interactive nature of policies (public sector and private sector) that may conflict with or reinforce the transit investment; (3) to define and use analytic techniques to measure the impact of the investment strategies; and (4) to apply the above to the case study of central business district (CBD) revitalization in Buffalo, New York.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB82-105461.
  • Corporate Authors:

    State University of New York, Albany

    Research Foundation
    Albany, NY  United States  12206

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Paaswell, R E
    • Berechman, J
    • Bogan, B
    • McNally, M
    • Parker-Simon, K
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-11-0022-81-1Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM