This interim report is the first phase of a multi-phase program to combine transit traffic engineering and related urban design characteristics into a single source of best practices in site planning. The objective of this effort is to aid in incorporating transit facilities into commercial, retail, and residential developments, and to improve existing and future transit operations within these centers. This report documents the literature search on the state of the industry research which identifies the transit-friendly site planning characteristics. These characteristics are documented in the case studies and organized into 'lessons learned' for inclusion in the eventual final document. The extent of the problem is identified through case study tests of the 'success factors' for accommodating transit facilities into activity centers. The report emphasizes physical and design characteristics and uses graphical presentations to communicate the success factors in design. From the detailed literature search, successful activity centers were identified and case study results documented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in association with the Weihe Partnership.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    Transportation Consulting Division, 4330 East-West Highway
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20814

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1995-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 345 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-MD-26-0001-03
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1996 12:00AM