THE URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION ADMINISTRATION VIEW OF LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT

This paper addresses the issues of how the Urban Mass Transportation Administration views light rail transit, what future role UMTA sees for this technology in American cities, and what considerations lead UMTA to sponsor a Light Rail Transit Conference. Although UMTA recognizes the virtues of the light rail concept, it does not see this as a panacea for urban mobility problems. It is believed that light rail may be a major solution to the search for less costly, more efficient and more environmentally attractive transportation systems that can economically serve the dispersed land use and travel patterns of metropolitan areas.

  • Record URL:
  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board (TRB)

    Washington, DC   
  • Authors:
    • Orski, C Kenneth
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM