THE SHIRLEY HIGHWAY EXPRESS-BUS-ON FREEWAY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT--PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Attention is given to three major elements of the demonstration project: (1) the busway, including the exclusive lane on Shirley Highway and the bus priority lanes in the District of Columbia; (2) the bus transit operation, involving new busess (with special features) on new routes and schedules; and (3) the residential fringe parking, with shopping centers and new lots providing free parking for bus riders. The existing roadway and bus operations are documented and the improvements planned for 1971-1972 are presented. The Shirley Highway Corridor where the bus and auto commuters live is described, as are the major employment destination areas. Data are also presented on bus and auto travel volumes for 1970-1971, before the busway was completed and the new buses placed into operation. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-21433.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Technical Analysis Division
    Washington, DC  USA  20234
  • Authors:
    • Miller, G K
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 94 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 1

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM