THE EVOLUTION OF INTEGRATED TRANSIT - THREE PARABLES

In the past decade, a desire for expanded urban public transportation has been generated by increased environmental and energy awareness, and by the negative impact of extensive freeway construction in the nation's major cities. More recently, increasing transit operating deficits have kindled interest in the more efficient use of existing transportation facilities and in finding more cost-effective means of improving and expanding public transit service. Restructured conventional and para-transit services, operated as a comprehensive regional transit system integrated operationally, physically, and institutionally, offer a promising solution. This study examines the implications of embarking on a ten-year strategy to implement such a system. Three levels of ridership response are assumed which affect system scale and operating policy decisions at biennial intervals. The operating cost and deficit implications of these three response parables are then traced, yielding insight into the feasibility of an evolutionary strategy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Multisystems, Incorporated

    1050 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138

    Office of Systems Development and Technology

    Department of Transportation, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sobel, K L
    • Batchelder, J H
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-76T/4 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50266
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1981 12:00AM