WHERE TRANSIT WORKS: URBAN DENSITIES FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

A summary of a two year study addresses the problem of increasing the mobility of those who cannot drive, strengthening urban centers and reducing their need for highways, reducing pollution, and conserving energy. The study demonstrates than only changes in the nation's urban development pattern will effectively solve these problems. The study further addresses the question of the pattern of location and density of support, required for transit in areas of new urban facilities and housing; also, the various types of transit service which can be supported, and at what cost. Land-use policies are correlated with an analysis of the following individual modes of transportation: Dial-a-bus; light guideway transit; express buses; rapid transit systems; light rail systems; and commuter rail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Regional Plan Association, Incorporated

    235 East 45th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141554
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1981 12:00AM