The objectives of this study were to estimate the desires of travelers in the CBD area of Alexandria, Virginia in relation to the two Metro stations; to investigate various small-scale transit systems that would interface between the primary and access modes, and select a vehicle that is based on the level of demand, urban design, and operational, environmental, and community acceptance; and to recommend a series of preliminary corridors for the proposed mini transit system. Land use modeling, travel forecasting model, and trip desires relative to the mini transit system were examined. System analysis include urban design and community impact factors, technological analysis, and evaluation criteria. The authors conclude that the range of demand indicates a sufficient number of trips to justify a mini transit system in the CBD of Alexandria; a small fleet of mini buses is well suited to accommodate the peak hour volumes; an elevated guideway would be incompatible with the historic and residential environments; the selection of a minitransit vehicle will give weight to considerations of carport, interior design and the attractiveness of the vehicle as it contributes to the city street scope.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-4
  • Monograph Title: Innovations in Transportation System Planning
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025982
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1981 12:00AM