Due to the demogaphic characteristics of suburban areas and the unusual transportation problems they present, effective public transportation planning demands flexible and innovative approaches. This paper describes a unique procedure used in a recent planning assignment for Camden and Burlington Counties, the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia. They typify the diversified geographic, socio-economic and population attributes and limited planning resources of such areas across the country. The essence of the planning methodology was a "prototype" approach which entailed: Formulating a list of the bi-county transportation problems which was then condensed to a shorter list of "model problems," selecting a "prototype" for each particular problem within the general categories of: transit user groups, geographic areas and major trip attractors/generators, developing a unique solution for each problem, analyzing each prototype solution for adaptability to other similar problems within the same group. Using this mechanism as the primary tool for public transportation planning for suburban areas maximixes the impact of avalilable resources by concentrating upon solving specific problems while concurrently establishing the basis for wide application of results and recommendations. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 37-39
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation in rural and suburban areas
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026903
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM