The purpose of the I-35W Urban Corridor Demonstration Project is to implement and evaluate the Bus-on-Metered Freeway System. The system includes the following elements: Metering of an urban radial freeway; a real-time surveillance, command and control system; extensive express bus service in the corridor; priority access to the freeway via express bus ramps; and provision of transit passenger amenities, i.e., bus shelters, signs, and park-and-ride facilities. The complete system, located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, became operational in April 1974. Goals of the Urban Corridor Demonstration Program include: demonstrating the impact of a coordinated use of FHWA and UMTA programs in alleviating peak hour congestion in heavily used traffic corridors; improving the efficiency of existing transportation facilities in terms of people moving capability; encouragement of urban areas to coordinate planning of highway and transit improvements to obtain maximum impact; and improvement of peak hour traffic flow in the project cities and documentation of results for national application.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Bather-Ringrose-Wolsfeld, Inc., Edina, Minn.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Council of Twin Cities

    Metropolitan Square Building
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55105

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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

    Bather-Ringrose-Wolsfeld, Incorporated

    7101 York Avenue South
    Edina, MN  United States  55435
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 445 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-DC-06-0062-75-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7953
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1981 12:00AM