DEMONSTRATING THE EFFECTIVE USE OF THE URBAN CORRIDOR

The Urban Corridor Demonstration Project (UCDP) was initiated in 1970 to test and demonstrate the concerted use of available highway traffic engineering and transit operations technology for relieving traffic congestion in radial corridors serving major urban centers. This paper discusses the express bus service projects implemented in 6 of the 8 demonstration cities: Cincinnati, Dallas, Dayton, Louisville, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C. Extensive data collection efforts were established in each of the cities, the data were analyzed and the findings are presented here. Patronage findings are discussed and it is pointed out that in Cincinnati with only a 50 per cent change in bus trips in the corridor, patronage increased some 81 per cent. In Louisville, significant savings of about 15 to 20 percent in overall travel time was noted. Comments are made on the level of service and user attitudes and characteristics. In Cincinnati 68 percent of the users had a car but had chosen to ride the bus. The results also indicated that substantial out-of-pocket user cost reductions were attained especially for Minneapolis, Cincinnati and the Dallas North Central Park-and-ride service.

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  • Pagination: p. 41-52
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  • Accession Number: 00148879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM