Preliminary Concept for Statewide Intercity Bus and Rail Transit System: Priority Corridor Ranking and Analysis

This product summarizes the preliminary concept and priority corridors for development of a potential statewide intercity bus and rail network. The concept is based upon the results of Tasks 1 through 5 of Texas Department of Transportation Project 0-5930, “Potential Development of an Intercity Passenger Transit System in Texas.” Rather than focus on any regional commuter or light rail systems within or radiating from individual urban areas, this concept looks at longer intercity corridors to determine where the state of Texas could most appropriately invest its resources to connect different regions of the state to create an interregional, statewide transit system. The underlying analysis is based upon several factors related to: current and future population and demographic projections along 18 intercity corridors in the state; projected future demand based upon forecasts by the Texas State Demographer and other state agencies; and current network capacity and routes for intercity highway, bus, air, and rail travel. This concept plan will be further explored in the remaining months of the project to determine potential costs and benefits of implementing the concept plan or individual components.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Product
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-09/0-5930-P1, Product 0-5930-P1
  • Contract Numbers: Project 0-5930
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2009 12:00PM