TWO COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO TRAVEL GENERATED BY THE 1982 WORLD'S FAIR. SESSION 16
The 1982 World's Fair in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, found the city without hotel/motel rooms for the expected visitor load and the tourist centers of Gatlinburg and Piegeon Forge, Tennessee, were established as housing sites with commuter bus service available. The case studies of these two communities point out the difficulties in planning for special event transportation and emphasize the importance of quick response planning techniques. Key findings: (1) A high degree of cooperation among local and state officials, operators and private property owners contributed to the planning and implementation; (2) Although facilities functioned well, anticipated high levels of use were never realized; (3) Facilities did help reduce traffic congestion related to the Fair and interfaced well with the local transit system; (4) Post fair utilization of facilities has been beneficial and they have already served as a catalyst for new development.
- Compendium of Technical Papers, ITE 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, September 23-27, 1984.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- BLAKEY, R C
- Publication Date: 1984
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: p. 16-6
- TRT Terms: Bus transit; Intermodal transfer; Park and ride; Parking facilities; Sketch planning; Special events; Traffic congestion
- Geographic Terms: Tennessee
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus services; Sketch planning techniques; Special service; World's fair
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Freight Transportation; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society; Terminals and Facilities; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00390623
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM