THE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE SHIRLEY HIGHWAY EXPRESS BUS-ON-FREEWAY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

In September 1970, UMTA approved a demonstration grant to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission to design and implement transit service on an 11 mile exclusive busway from suburban Virginia to downtown Washington, D.C. The grant also called for development of fringe parking lots to serve the exclusive lanes. The success of the project both in terms of ridership and fare box revenues has been widely recognized in the transit industry. This document reports on the project from the viewpoint of the project sponsor. Thus, the report contains information which in all probability could not be obtained from other sources and which would not ordinarily be reported in any technical evaluation of the project. Also included in the report are some of the marketing and merchandising activities that contributed to the public's awareness and acceptance of the express lane concept.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Smith and Locke Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

    2009 North 14th Street, Suite 300
    Arlington, VA  USA  22201

    Smith and Locke Associates Incorporated

    500 12th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20024

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0024-76-1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-IT-06-0024
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1981 12:00AM