MOVING AHEAD ; TRANSIT SYSTEMS ARE FASTEST GROWING TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVE, REDUCING GRIDLOCK AND SAVING FUEL

This special supplement for mass transit discusses the current state of projects and features some of the more promising newer technologies. Despite receiving a failing grade in the 2005 Report Card for America's Infrastructure Between 1993 and 2002 by the American Society of Civil Engineers, transit has increased faster than any other mode of transportation. Federal investments are declining, but local ballot initiatives are experience support from voters in 42 of 53 recent initiatives. Other types of systems are being looked at such as automated people movers or automated light rail, which operate without drivers, keeping costs down. Projects around the country include a new East Side Access project in the NYC metro area that will provide a direct LIRR commuter rail link at Manhattan's Grand Central Station. The Chicago Transit Authority is conducting studies for possible improvements and expansion. Communications-based train control technology is being installed in the New York City Transit Authority system. Elsewhere, the Roosevelt Avenue/74th St. complex is being renovated by the New York City Transit Authority, and New Jersey is expanding its commuter rail line.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Special advertising section on mass transit
  • Authors:
    • Mastaglio, L
  • Publication Date: 2005-5-2

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. M1-M14
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 254
    • Issue Number: 17
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2005 12:00AM