PLANNING LRT: THE TULSA EXPERIENCE

Tulsa, OK, examined light rail transit (LRT) in 1982 after a decade of substantial population growth, much of the low-density type difficult to serve by transit. The study reviewed LRT as applied in other cities, indluding costs of installation and operation. A number of routings were reviewed. Using a standardized planning model, likely ridership on each rotue was projected. The study then projected likely construction cost, operating expense and revenues for each route. The study was to take a "first cut" at what LRT would do for Tulsa and to identify types of information needed to make a final determination. The study indicated that LRT would require a significant initial and ongoing public investment. It was recommended that further consideration be given to LRT, particularly in the southeastern sector of the city to review the effects of urban growth, higher fare levels and multiple destinations served by the line. Investigation will continue as more data become available.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ATE Management and Service Company, Incorporated

    617 Vine Street, Suite 800
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45202
  • Authors:
    • Stern, R J
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 19-38
  • Serial:
    • TRANSITIONS
    • Publisher: Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM