This compendium of papers dealing with the major components of a typical regional transportation system covers five specific areas: existing modes and their operational characteristics; paratransit; new technology; transportation system management; and transportation policies. Auto, bus, commuter railroad, rapid transit, taxicab, freight system, airport system, dial-a-bus, jutney, pooling, and school bus system are described. New technologies in auto, monorail, automated guideway transit gravity-vacuum transit, air-cushion vehicles as well as other fields are covered. System management elements such as reserved bus, transit security, guideway aesthetics and transit marketing are reviewed and comments are made on fare structure, auto restrictions, taxes, and other policy elements. The papers which state the applications of all elements, also give specific examples as well as the advantages, disadvantages and issues surrounding each element.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606

    Chicago Department of Development and Planning

    121 North LaSalle Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  46402

    Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission

    400 West Madison Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606

    Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

    8149 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, IN  United States  46322
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM