To implement or not to implement and begin operation of a transit system for the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and surrounding areas is the center of this improvement program. The purpose of this study is 1) to evaluate the present transit systems and conditions in the City; 2) to develop a comprehensive short-range public transportation plan in the City based on needs; and 3) to coordinate development of a public transportation system with the availability of external financial assistance. The study area includes the City of Las Cruces, the Town of Mesilla, and the unincorporated communities of Mesilla Park, Tortugas, and Dona Ana. This report provides an inventory of all existing transportation elements in the City and surrounding areas; surveys of community attitudes towards public transportation and the ridership potential in the City; as well as 4 alternative transit operating systems. Included in this report is a Five-Year Transit Improvement Program, recommendations and proposed implementation strategies of a transit system for the City of Las Cruces. Recommendations state that Las Cruces has a unique opportunity regarding the decision to begin operation of a transit system for various reasons: there is no existing fixed-route general service transit system in operation; the university population ridership will be high; survey of the general public indicates heavy ridership; and never before has a more exhaustive study of the pros and cons of a transit system been completed for Las Cruces.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bucher, Willis and Ratliff

    609 West North Street
    Salina, KS  United States  67401

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-1

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NM-09-002-85
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA NM-09-0002
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM