HIGHWAY MEDIAN TRANSIT STATION LOCATIONS
While highway medians offer convenient rights-of-way for planning rail rapid transit alignments, they may not be well suited for transit stations and the variety of supporting land uses such stations serve well. Alternatives, including off-line stations and deck structures above the highway, may be considered for accommodating the intense mixed-use development most appropriate for rail rapid transit station areas. Like most planning problems, highway median transit station solutions often involve trade-offs and compromises. Community dissatisfaction with large, lifeless parking structures in Virginia and California and the alternatives being considered suggest trade-offs between local and regional concerns, and compromises on park-and-ride capacity and station area development potential.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Gimpel, W
- 1995 Compendium of Technical Papers. Institute of Transportation Engineers 65th Annual Meeting.
- Location: Denver, CO
- Date: 1995-8-5 to 1995-8-8
- Publication Date: 1995-8
- Pagination: p. 512-516
- TRT Terms: Medians; Park and ride; Rail transit facilities; Rail transit stations; Rapid transit
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00712667
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 1 1995 12:00AM