"PARK N' RIDE" GAINS ACCEPTABILITY

The objectives of the Park N' Ride are to conserve energy by reducing vehicle miles travelled, increase vehicle occupancy rate, increase bus ridership, reduce commuting costs, improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion in Metropolitan Baltimore. The basic concept is to provide an area where buses stop on a dependable schedule, and where cars can be parked during the day by people utilizing the bus service. The seven facilities now in use, vary in ownership, size, amenities, maintenance, strategic location, and bus service facilities. The most complete facility consists of roads and pickup area for buses, roads, and "leave and meet" area for cars, parking area for 237 cars, pavilions, benches, low level lights, and a prize winning landscaping job. The asphalt pavement was surfaced with an open graded asphalt friction course. The purpose of this was to reduce the rain water runoff during storms. There are approximately 2,500 trips per day made from and to the Park N' Ride areas now in service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maryland Asphalt Association, Incorporated

    Baltimore Life Building, 901 North Howard Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21201
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 14-15
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM