The report examines the land use and urban development impacts that the 71 mile Bay Area Rapid Transit System has had to date on the transportation disadvantaged. Three special population groups are the focus of analysis -- ethnic minorities, the elderly and handicapped. These groups are of special concern for transportation planning and policy because of either low-income status or mobility related impairments. Findings are reported from the investigation of six issues related to BART's impacts for the transportation disadvantaged in terms of population distribution effects, residential location decisions, and station area neighborhood level impacts. Evaluation of these findings is made in the context of the level, nature, and degree of equity in the incidence of BART's economic impacts. Based on the findings of the study, the land use implications for the transportation disadvantaged of a regional rapid rail transit investment are presented in terms of policy considerations for other areas in which similar systems may be considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Urban Dynamics Associates, San Francisco, CA. Sponsored in part by Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    Urban Dynamics Associates

    San Francisco, CA  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Authors:
    • Donnelly, R
    • Arguelles, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-BIP-WP-56-10-78
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1981 12:00AM