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.


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  • Pagination: p. 512-516

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  • Accession Number: 00712667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1995 12:00AM