AN ACCESS STRATEGY MODEL - BART'S INITIAL EXPERIENCE

Over the past ten to fifteen years, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BARAT) has pursued a variety of access improvements, ranging from bike lockers to special shuttles to parking structures. Some actions were cheap, others expensive. The effectiveness of these measures has never been clearly documented. BART is now at a point where a comprehensive strategy is required. This strategy must incorporate the following steps: Assess what has worked or not worked in the past; Identify key characteristics associated with successes; Develop a systematic approach for applying this information to specific stations; and Prioritize and sequence improvements for an overall system-wide plan. The BART Comprehensive Access Strategy and Management Plan Services Study involves three phases. Phase I involved the definition of a formal process for assessing the effectiveness of potential access improvements. Phases II and III involve the application of this process to existing and planned BART stations.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 479-484

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1995 12:00AM