TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR IN NORTHWEST INDIANA
This report describes a study of passenger transportation service in Northwestern Indiana South Bend to Chicago. The objective of the study was to determine the appropriate transportation service that would meet the travel needs of the residents of Northwestern Indiana including St. Joseph, La Porte, Porter and Lake counties. The transportation corridor is defined by existing public transportation and highway facilities in the area from South Bend, Indiana, to Chicago, Illinois. A summary of the history of commuter transportation in the corridor is presented herein. Estimates of the number of railroad and other trips that would be made in the corridor in 1980, 1990, and the year 2000 are made. Nine options for providing commuter transportation in the corridor were presented and evaluated in the terms of environmental criteria, quality of service, economic and financial factors, and special factors. The study recommends that the Chicago, South Shore and South Bend passenger service be continued. The study found that the South Shore is the most energy efficient, the safest, and fastest, and the least costly mode of commuter transportation in the corridor. In addition, it does not increase the congestion of highways or parking problems in downtown Chicago. It has positive economic effects on and is essential to the efforts to decrease air pollution in the heavily industralized area. Finally, the study found that the continuation of the South Shore would have positive effects on recreation at the National Lakeshore Park and the proposed multimodal terminal at St. Joseph County airport. /UMTA/
- Sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
Indiana University, BloomingtonInstitute for Urban Transportation
Bloomington, IN United States 47405
- Shlay, D
- Gil, H
- Mullins, C J
- Publication Date: 1978-7
- Pagination: 232 p.
- TRT Terms: Commuting; Economic impacts; Environmental impacts; Level of service; Public transit; Railroad transportation; Recreation; Transportation corridors; Travel demand
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00196056
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0062-79-1Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM