SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT'S LIGHT RAIL: APPROACHING MIDDLE AGE

Sacramento Regional Transit's light rail system opened in March 1987. Planning for the system started in the late 1970s and construction began in 1983. The 18.3-mi (29.2-km) line has exceeded all expectations in terms of ridership and community acceptance. As the system approaches its ninth anniversary, it is starting to show signs of "middle age". Actions necessary to keep a system operating at peak efficiency as it enters its second decade of service are described; they include general inspections of vehicles, wayside equipment rehabilitation programs, and changes in staffing levels. In addition, external pressures on today's light rail transit systems in the form of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act are discussed. Included is Regional Transit's plan for light rail in the 21st century.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 15-20
  • Monograph Title: SEVENTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 12-15, 1995. VOLUME 1
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061520
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1996 12:00AM