GUIDELINES FOR THE DESIGN OF TRANSIT RELATED ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS

The purpose of this report is to provide a uniform guide to the development and design of various transit related roadway improvements. This is a technical document which reflects the current transit related factors which traffic engineers, architects, planners, and developers should consider during the design process for streets and highways, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial developments. The report covers several topic areas which include: design vehicle operating characteristics; roadway facilities; traffic control devices; park and ride lots; passenger shelters; bus stop design; handicapped transportation; and ridesharing considerations. Much of the information is also useful for school buses and other larger vehicles. In addition, the report identifies by subject matter, the appropriate person to contact to answer various transit related questions. The authors note that the information contained in this report should not be used by the designer as standard details on which to base a final design, but rather as recommended criteria that are valuable in attaining good designs and which should be considered when designing transit facilities. The Guidelines contained in this report both update and expand the substance and coverage of the previous report, which was adopted by the Metropolitan Transit Commission in July, 1975.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Short Elliott Hendrickson Incorporated

    100 North 6th Street, Suite 710 C
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55403-1505

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Jessup, D R
    • Wormer, G van
    • Preston, H
  • Publication Date: 1983-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MN-09-0042-83-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM