Research studies on the impact of the Philadelphia-Lindenwold Rapid Transit Line, now in progress, are described. Principles and objectives of these impact studies are analyzed as a guide to future studies. The role of this research as a prototype study for larger impact studies is examined together with questions of model building, statistical hypothesis testing and data availability. Following a brief description of the High-Speed Line itself, two areas of research are described as illustrations of the principles and objectives of impact study research design. The first concerns a simple model of transit station choice and its empirical testing. The second describes several studies of land value and land use impact. The paper concludes with a review of the research designs in terms of the principles of such impact studies.

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  • Accession Number: 00051437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #9111 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM