CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE TRANSIT STATION DESIGNS

The urban transit interchange facility is described in terms of the important functional facility components and the quality of the station environment. These terminal dimensions are interpreted to establish a list of design objectives which reflect the points of view of the user, the special user (elderly and handicapped) and the operator. The stated objectives are then used to identify criteria for the evaluation of alternative urban transportation interface facility designs. A general evaluation is derived and compared with the basic systems evaluation procedures: effectiveness analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and ranking and rating models. A terminal facility evaluation model with a specific set of measureable criteria is described with respect to three primary areas of application; i.e., a set of mutually exclusive project designs, an iterative design process, and the analysis of a major design strategy (e.g., modular construction).

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904-4742

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hoel, L A
    • Demetsky, M J
    • Virkler, Mark R
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RLES-CE-4142-101-76 Intrm Rpt., DOT/TST-76/68
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50233
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1981 12:00AM