THE BART EXPERIENCE--WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
This monograph spells out misjudgements of designers of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System which the author defines as a lack of appreciation of the San Francisco region's highway accessibility, the significance of supplemental accessibility afforded by BART and the traveler's appreciation of time spent getting to moving vehicles as compared to time spent inside them. BART's suburban riders have switched from lower cost buses, have adopted travel patterns which do not relieve highway congestion and BART has not altered automobile use significantly. High capital and operating costs are being compounded by low patronage. It is concluded that high-speed, high-comfort travel on exclusive rights-of- way, features that require mainline rail technology, has insured high costs while a more automobile-like technology would have attracted more riders.
University of California, BerkeleyBerkeley, CA USA 94720
- Webber, M M
- Publication Date: 1976-10
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobile travel; Benefit cost analysis; Commuting; Design; Economics; Feeder buses; High speed ground transportation; Passengers; Public transit; Rapid transit; Transportation; Transportation planning; Travel demand; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00142924
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: No. 26 Monograph
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 15 1982 12:00AM