DEMAND AND COSTS FOR EXPRESS RADIAL TRANSIT SERVICE IN THE GREATER CHARLOTTE METROPOLITAN REGION
This paper analyzes the need for a regional transit system. The study was motivated by an overall concern that traffic congestion has begun to impact the quality of life, and that continuing growth in employment and population will create a great deal more congestion in the future. A regional express bus, or possibly rail, transit system that will provide service to Uptown Charlotte from selected origins is being considered for the area. The bus system is being viewed as one way to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as to provide a valuable service to those who commute to the city on a daily basis. The focus of this paper is: 1) to determine whether there is a demand for such a system and 2) to determine preliminary costs and quote deficits for such services.
University of North Carolina, CharlotteCenter for Interdisciplinary Studies, 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC United States 28223
- Goulstone, A M
- Publication Date: 1992-4-29
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transportation; Commuter service; Cost estimating; Estimates; Needs assessment; Public transit; Railroad transportation; Regional planning
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00724368
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 2 1996 12:00AM