DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSIT PLANNING GUIDELINES FOR SMALL URBAN AREAS IN PENNSYLVANIA

Guidelines for short-range transit-planning studies for small urban areas are proposed in this paper. These guidelines are based on experience gained during the conduct of four studies in Pennsylvania. Three were undertaken in areas with existing transit service. The fourth was a transit-feasibility study for an area without transit service. The cities ranged in population from 16,000 to approximately 55,000. Specific guidelines are proposed for study initiation, data collection, demand forecasting, and local participation. The major conclusion is that studies in small urban areas need not be expensive or time-consuming. The major emphasis should be on the interaction of the planning team with local transit officials, planners, elected officials, and community groups. The technical aspects of the study play only a supportive role in the dialog among them.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-44
  • Monograph Title: Transportation planning techniques for small communities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026652
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1982 12:00AM