SOUTH SHORE RAIL RAPID TRANSIT EXTENSION. PRELIMINARY IMPACT STUDY

The major goal of the report is to increase the understanding of impacts of this transit extension with the view toward the planning of future extensions. The major data source for the study was a ridership survey. The questionnaire was developed to determine a variety of ridership characteristics and transit extension impacts;i.e., time of use, mode of transportation to the station, previous mode of travel, origin, destination, reasons for use, propensity to transfer, time saved or lost, and a variety of socio-economic characteristics. A sample questionnaire is included in this report. Chapters include the introduction-methodology, historical review, planning considerations, engineering design aspects, ridership characteristics, impacts on traffic volume and patterns, economic impacts, and land use impacts. Conclusions are presented. A bibliography is furnished.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council

    44 School Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02108

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA  USA  02116
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 175 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM