TRANSIT PASSENGER SHELTERS: BASIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES

THIS REPORT ANALYZES THE PROBLEM OF PASSENGER SHELTER DESIGN WITH THE OBJECT OF MAXIMIZING USER COMFORT, SAFETY, AND CONVENIENCE WHILE CONSIDERING THE CONSTRAINTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FIT (SIZE OF SHELTER, LOCATION, AND AESTHETICS) AND COST (INITIAL INVESTMENT, OPERATING MAINTAINANCE, AND REPLACEMENT). THIS ANALYSIS IS USED TO DEVELOP A LIST OF DESIGN CRITERIA FOR SHELTERS AND A PROTOTYPE SHELTER. RECOMMENDED ELEMENTS OF DESIGN INCLUDE MINIMUM SIZE SPECIFICATIONS, COST SPECIFICATIONS, SAFETY SPECIFICATIONS, STRUCTURAL VARIATIONS FOR CLIMATE DIFFERENCES, AND PROVISIONS FOR THE HANDICAPPED. INFORMATION IS PRESENTED ON OTHER PROBLEMS CONFRONTING THE SHELTER DESIGNER AND AN APPENDIX ON CITIES SURVEYED FOR TRANSIT SHELTER INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1970 IS INCLUDED. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • CONT NO: VA-06-0003
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ehrenthal, F
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rep
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1973 12:00AM