LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT: OUT OF HISTORY INTO NEW SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN MOBILITY

The potential of light rail transit to provide a new urban transport mode was considered at a 3-day conference. Development of light rail systems has been more rapid in countries where streetcar lines are still available than in the U.S., where most of the railway street industry was wiped out as highway construction advanced. Nonetheless, transportation planners are becoming more aware of the versatility of light rail systems with respect to location. Options for location are discussed, as are such aspects as community benefits and design characteristics.

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 2-5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1981 12:00AM