Data was collected to describe the central business district (CBD) in physical, functional and operational terms. This data was used to establish baseline conditions and likely changes which could then be interpreted into more specific needs for a CBD transportation center (a facility to serve a mode change function). The CBD is described in terms of the major land-uses, the transportation systems and activity patterns. CBD travel characteristics are also described. The basis for future planning is discussed. In order to develop real or site-specific alternatives, 2 steps are necessary. Planning objectives with corresponding criteria have to be articulated. These interpret notions about the transportation centers into a series of end-state conditions or achievements. The criteria establish quantitative measures for those achievements. Second, the planning objectives creating a framework or context, inventory and travel information can be analyzed to more precisely describe service needs. On the basis of research findings and considerations of the goals and objectives, a set of transportation center alternatives were developed. The process began with basic concepts for individual elements, then proceeded to possible combinations and more detailed designs (physical and operational). The intent was to identify the broadset range of potentially feasible alternatives for testing and evaluation. The alternatives were evaluated with respect to the set of approved planning objectives in terms of certain specific criteria related to: patron service, operational performance, cost, land-use relationships, and implementation. A recommended plan was developed on the basis of the study findings, additional analyses, and comments from various agencies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Gilman (WC) and Company Incorporated

    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1981 12:00AM