Making Transit Work in Freeway Corridors: Multimodal Corridor Concepts and Case Studies

This paper discusses case studies that were set forth in TCRP H-36 – “Reinventing the Interstate: A ‘New Paradigm for Multimodal Transportation Facilities” The project is tasked with identifying, evaluating and explaining the opportunities for improving travel services within freeway corridors by incorporating transit facilities. The paper draws upon a survey of existing multimodal (highway-transit) corridors in the United States. Information was assembled from discussions with transit engineers, a literature review and web searches and quantitative analysis. The analysis of case studies of multimodal highway corridors in the United States for TCRP H-36 suggest there are seven factors that contribute to the capability of transit lines to effectively compete with and survive in a corridor with a highway facility. These are: constrained highway capacity, urban form, station access, multimodal coordination, transit operating speeds, an effective downtown distribution system, and a strong central business district with limited and costly parking.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-3636
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:51AM