Throughout the country, a considerable effort is being made to improve public transit. However, one element of the total transit system which has not been studied at any level of detail and which has not improved to any great extent is the passenger transfer facility. The success of transit is going to depend on improvements made to all segments of the system, including safe, convenient transfer facilities. This study includes an inventory of facilities in some larger communities in New England, and a classification of facilities by size of area served and extent of system. According to an attitude survey, transit operators see a need for improved transfer facilities, minimized transfer times, and provision of shelters. The survey showed that pulsating systems had the highest number of transfers, averaging 27 percent; while transfers on non-pulsating systems generally averaged about 6 percent. The study concludes that transfer facilities must be improved to make transit more efficient and to encourage usage. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 23-25
  • Monograph Title: Planning and design of rapid transit facilities
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026911
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM