BALTIMORE REGION RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM. PHASE 1 REPORT

Significant transportation planning for Baltimore was begun in the early 1960's with an analysis of the long-range and specific urban transportation requirements for the region. The T9-6 (September 1971-December 1973) is one more step in the continuing planning and design process leading to the construction and operaiton of a public rapid transit system in the Baltimore region; it is administered and supervised by the Mass Transit Administration. This report presents a review of the work completed and the results achieved by the T9-6 Baltimore Rapid Transit project, and summarizes the rapid transit development program to date, as well as the current and future program leading to Phase I implementation. The basic purpose of the T9-6 project was to provide preliminary engineering designs, design criteria and guide specifications for the Phase I system; and to develop additional studies and analyses relative to cost, schedule, and other technical aspects to serve as a basis for the current Phase I Capital Grant Project. The Phase I system includes the Northwest and South lines (about 28 miles of line structure and 20 stations). The two Phase I lines are completely grade separated along routes extending northwest and south from Charles Center, and will provide frequent, high-speed, automated rapid transit service utilizing modern steel wheel vehicles traveling on steel rails. The two Phase I lines and corresponding stations are illustrated herein. Final design is not included in this report. It is anticipated that final design for the Phase I system will proceed in subsequent work programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Maryland DOT, Mass Transit Administration and sponsored by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kaiser Engineers

    201 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21201
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 131 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MD-09-0006-78-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1982 12:00AM