INTEGRATION OF LIGHT RAIL OPERATIONS AND ROADWAY TRAFFIC CONTROL -- THE DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM APPROACH

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is constructing a 20-mile double track light rail transit (LRT) starter system. Much of this system will operate at-grade, crossing 66 roadways. These crossings will occur in median-running, side-running, and mid-block, and transitway mall environments. Each condition requires special traffic control, coordination, and safety features. Because there are so many at-grade crossings in the DART LRT starter system, the provision of a safe and efficient LRT/traffic interface is necessary for the success of the system. This paper discusses the approach used to control and coordinate light rail and motor vehicle traffic in each operating environment.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 283-287

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 26 1996 12:00AM