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.
Multisystems, Incorporated1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA USA 02138
Office of Systems Development and TechnologyDepartment of Transportation, 400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Sobel, K L
- Batchelder, J H
- Publication Date: 1976-6
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Coordination; Cost effectiveness; Finance; Integrated systems; Metropolitan areas; Operating costs; Paratransit services; Policy; Public transit; Regional planning; Regional transportation; Ridership; Subsidies; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Financial management; Integration
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Finance; Highways; Policy; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- 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