THE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR IN NORTHWEST INDIANA
The 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 industrialized 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.
Indiana University, BloomingtonInstitute for Urban Transportation
Bloomington, IN United States 47405
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Shlay, D
- Gil, H
- Mullins, C J
- Publication Date: 1978-7
- Pagination: 232 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Buses; Central business districts; Commuting; Costs; Economic factors; Economic impacts; Energy conservation; Environmental impacts; Forecasting; Highways; Level of service; Needs assessment; Parking; Passenger transportation; Public transit; Rapid transit; Traffic congestion; Transportation; Transportation corridors; Transportation planning; Travel demand; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Services; User needs
- Geographic Terms: Indiana
- Old TRIS Terms: Central city
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Planning and Forecasting; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00197546
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0062-79-1Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM