Imbalance in transportation facilities in the Medford/Marlton area has led to an auto-dependent population, area sprawl, increased energy consumption, and restricted mobility for some auto-disadvantaged segments of the population. In 1984, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission agreed to assist Burlington County in conducting a transit needs study for the area. The Medford/Marlton study area comprises the south central portion of Burlington County and consists of 3 municipalities: Evesham and Medford townships and Medford Lakes Borough. The study area is presently served by NJT Route P which operates over the 22 miles between City Hall in Philadelphia and Settlers' Inn in Medford Lakes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the opportunities for providing transit and/or paratransit service and to identify practical alternatives to the auto for the residents of Evesham and Medford Townships, and for the essential travel needs of the Medford Lakes Borough, especially in areas not served presently by transit. The report discusses current Bus Route P service, existing and projected (1990) travel characteristics of the study area, and describes and evaluates transit and paratransit alternatives for the Medford/Marlton study area. Basically, the service improvements discussed herein fall into three general categories: extension/rerouting of the P bus; provision of Park and Ride lots for the P bus; and provision of additional paratransit services to include municipal shuttles, Section 18 buses, and escort services. Recommendations include improving services for all population groups in the area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

    Bourse Building, 21 South 5th Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19106

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-PA-09-0120-85-1
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-PA-09-0120
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1988 12:00AM