In the past decade light rail transit has grown rapidly as a mode of urban transport, both in terms of planning interest and in the number of jurisdictions making investments. LRT, with its range of design standards, is ideally positioned with respect to the public transportation needs of communities in the economy of the future. Its mix of service quality, cost, and environmental and design opportunity make it suitable for a wide variety of applications between the automobile on one hand and "heavy" rapid transit on the other. (Author)

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    • This paper appeared in Transportation Research Board State-of-the-Art Report 2, Light Rail Transit: System Design for Cost-Effectiveness. Presented at the Conference on Light Rail Transit held May 8-10, 1985, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Sullivan, B E
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  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 3-8
  • Monograph Title: Light rail transit: system design for cost-effectiveness
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  • Accession Number: 00457378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309039177
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  • Created Date: Jul 31 1987 12:00AM