POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF RAPID TRANSIT AND PUBLIC RESPONSES TO RAPID TRANSIT PLANS

An analysis is presented of potential impacts of rapid transit systems, and some ways in which such an analysis can aid in achieving widespread public support for the rapid transit system itself. The analysis of the rapid transit plan developed for the St. Louis region is analyzed and its potential impacts are specified. A comparison is made of these impacts with preferred system features and goals desired by the region's residents. This report is not only a case study of a rapid transit planning experience, but also a description of several innovative planning procedures, especially in the area of identifying potential coalitions among regional factions so that support for the proposed system could be increased.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • Hinkle, J J
    • Lowrey, R A
    • Yedla, V
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00095261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1982 12:00AM