The objective of the study was to (1) make a preliminary assessment of BART's impacts on areawide accessibility, and (2) evaluate the use of network-based accessibility measures as an impact analysis technique. Accessibility measures were based on estimates of zone-to-zone travel times and transit fares derived from networks developed for the 1971 'pre-BART' and 1976 'post-BART' highway and transit systems. The accessibility measures were expressed as simple indices, weighted by the size and characteristics of the resident population in the origin zone. Comparisons of the accessibility indices were made for both peak and off-peak travel times for selected destination zones in the BART service area. The selected zones represent the locations of important employment centers, shopping facilities, and hospitals. Assessments were made of BART's potential accessibility impacts on the racial minority, elderly, and low-income populations as well as the generation population.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, and Co.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Fan, HSL
    • SHERRET, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WP-15-3-75, UMTA-CA-09-0025, UMTA-CA-09-0042
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-301-76
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2003 12:00AM