LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM A NEW COMMUTER RAIL SYSTEM. TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING IN A NEW ERA. ISSUE PAPERS FOR THE ITE 1992 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA

This paper discusses the commuter rail transit service in southeast Florida. The performance and characteristics of Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority are described, and observations are made concerning rail implementation in a nontraditional transit market characterized by low densities. The discussions are based on two major analyses: an on-board survey and a peer review analysis. Selected results of these analyses are presented to provide an overall status report for the Tri-Rail system and to suggest lessons that can be learned for other communities planning investments in rail systems that are to serve markets similar to that observed in southeast Florida.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Ball, W L
    • Polzin, S E
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 131-135

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 8 1993 12:00AM