Peak-period and all-day service in public transportation are discussed with emphasis on light rail transit. Peak- period service treats each line as a separate entity operating from residential neighborhoods directly to the central business district. This type of service is typified by the American metro-mode motor-bus concept. Each route in an all-day service interacts with every other route enabling regionwide mobility. This integrated approach is found throughout Europe and is also well developed in a few U.S. and Canadian cities. Traditional network arrangements, such as radial and grid setups, and more recent concepts, such as the timed transfer focal point, are considered. Detailed aspects of service integration including schedules, passenger facilities, information, and fares are reviewed. That a widespread disinclination in North America to implement integrated systems exists because of limited funds and management disinterest is noted. The organizational structure successfully adopted in Europe to bring about service integration is described.

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    • Sullivan, Brian E
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 26-36
  • Monograph Title: Light rail transit
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  • Accession Number: 00129809
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1982 12:00AM