WASHINGTON, D.C., METRO: AT WHAT REAL PRICE THE "BENEFITS"?

There is general public enthusiasm for a rapid rail transit system in Washington, DC,primarily because it would reduce surface congestion at rush hours. METRO, as it is now designed, may nevertheless prove to be a poor second choice to the automobile by suburban commuters for destinations other than the CBD and, at the same time, fail to provide satisfactory service for the transit-dependent. If downtown employment projections (and consequently, planned patronage) are not realized, the "benefits" of METRO will in no way justify the costs of the inflexible fixed-track system.

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    GORDON AND BREACH SCIENCE PUB.

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  • Authors:
    • Brooks, E G
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00096602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1982 12:00AM