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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. Technical Analysis Div.
  • Corporate Authors:

    DTM, Incorporated

    Bethesda, MD  USA 
  • Authors:
    • McLynn, J M
    • Goodman, K M
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 155 p.

Filing Info

  • 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