TRANSIT AND URBAN FORM. VOLUME 1. PART I: TRANSIT, URBAN FORM, AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT: A SUMMARY OF KNOWLEDGE. PART II: COMMUTER AND LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT CORRIDORS: THE LAND USE CONNECTION

This report will be of interest to a broad cross section of individuals involved in transportation and land use planning and development. The research addressed many facets of the relationships between land use and public transportation. These relationships are reexamined, explained, evaluated, and documented to facilitate cost-effective multimodal public transportation investment decisions. Six reports were produced by the research team, four of which are published in this two-volume report. This volume, Volume 1, contains two of these reports. The first one synthesizes the overall findings and conclusions of TCRP Project H-1, An Examination of the Relationships Between Transit and Urban Form, and the existing body of literature on transit and urban form. The next report provides guidance on the land use characteristics that support new fixed-guideway transit services in a corridor. The work builds upon research conducted in the 1970s by Pushkarev and Zupan that established thresholds necessary to support transit in a cost-effective manner. That work is updated with data from current light rail and commuter rail cities and extended by considering the cost-efficiency (annual operating costs plus depreciation per vehicle mile) and effectiveness of service (daily passenger miles per line mile).

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  • Authors:
    • Seskin, S N
    • Cervero, R
    • Zupan, J
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 227 p.
  • Serial:
    • TCRP Report
    • Issue Number: 16
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1073-4872
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  • Accession Number: 00728413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309057221
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project H-1 FY'92
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1996 12:00AM