TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL IMPACTS OF BART: INTERIM SERVICE FINDINGS. BART IMPACT PROGRAM. PHASE I

The 71-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System, serving San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and their suburbs, is the first regional-scale rapid transit system to open in the United States in 50 years. The final link of the system opened for service in September 1974. This report summarizes BART's initial impacts on regional transportation system performance and travel patterns. The report deals with the effects of interim BART service over the period September 1972 through June 1975. Impacts are assessed in terms of BART's design and operating characteristics; its service levels; changes in accessibility; the level and nature of BART's ridership; impacts on travel by bus and automobile; impacts on the service provided by the rest of the transit system; and impacts on traffic congestion. BART's capital costs, interim operating costs and revenues, and interim energy consumption are also analyzed. (Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

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    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

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  • Authors:
    • Ellis, R
    • Sherrett, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 216 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-BIP-FR-6-3-75 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2003 12:00AM