Three articles explore the complex nature of rapid transit planning and reflect the experiences of three municipalities in their efforts to plan rail transit systems, providing insight into the mechanisms, concepts and difficulties inherent in such undertakings. Dyer analyzes the events that have taken place in the Miami area. Looking at rapid transit planning in the context of public policy, four major issues are related to the Dade County project and recommendations are offered to sooth the planning process and make it more responsive. Alegria focuses on the physical aspects of planning and specifically on technical barriers that the designers of Mexico City's Metro had to overcome. The system is now in operation and the municipal government is looking to its expansion. Simpson of Denver's Regional Transportation District asks at what point planning should stop and commitment be made. Denver's slow progress is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transit Association

    1100 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Dyer, J A
    • Alegria, A
    • Simpson, J D
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

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  • Accession Number: 00131316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1982 12:00AM