MODE CHOICE AND THE SHIRLEY HIGHWAY EXPERIMENT
The project was designed to provide commuters with fast and reliable peak-period bus service to the three major employment areas of downtown D.C., Pentagon and the Northern Virginia Crystal City Complex. Elements are: (1) the busway, including exclusive land on Shirley Highway and bus-priority lanes in D.C.; (2) a bus transit operation with new buses, routes and schedules; (3) residential fringe parking facilities for bus riders. The objectives of the report are: (1) to determine and isolate those factors which influence the switch from auto to bus ridership, their relative importance and how they combine to produce the bus market share; (2) to see how the first objective could be satisfied in a fashion that would allow results to be generalized to other areas.
- Prepared by National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. Technical Analysis Div.
DTM, IncorporatedBethesda, MD United States
- McLynn, J M
- Goodman, K M
- Publication Date: 1973-11
- Pagination: 155 p.
- Accession Number: 00057387
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: C-3-35753
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM