THE BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM - CURRENT STATUS AND IMPACTS

The report reviews the history of the BART system, describes the kind of service the system provides, discusses the difficulties of impact measurement, reports the early findings about BART's effects on travel, and describes how BART is seen by residents and policy-makers of the area. The Bay Area Rapid Transit system has only been in operation on all of its lines since September 1974. The inherent design of the system as a long-distance, commuter rail facility means that BART by itself could not possibly live up to some of the inflated expectations held for it, nor produce some of the dramatic impacts which had been predicted. As BART solves its operational problems, it will become a key element in the total regional transportation system of the Bay Area, and is likely to prove to have been worth its cost.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  USA  94705

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20410
  • Authors:
    • Bay, P
    • MARKOWITZ, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WP-17-1-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1982 12:00AM