CREATING A WIN-WIN FOR TRANSIT AGENCIES AND FREIGHT RAILROADS THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS

The paper discusses the process initiated by the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) to develop a light rail transit (LRT) system to connect the city of Columbus Central Business District along a 13-mile corridor to Polaris, one of the fastest growing commercial and residential areas in central Ohio. The project was looking to: increase the efficiency of freight operations; reduce grade crossing accidents and blocked crossings; enhance opportunities for rail passenger service within the region; encourage economic development in central Ohio; and reduce vehicular traffic congestion.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 9p

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  • Accession Number: 00960863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594082
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2003 12:00AM