TSM Planning for Fringe Parking Transit

by Kenneth W. Wester, (A.M.ASCE), Transportation Planning Engr.; Virginia Dept. of Highways and Transportation, Richmond, Va.,
Michael J. Demetsky, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.,


Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 3, Pg. 279-295


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The transportation planning profession lacks documentation and examples of explicit procedures for determining the feasibility of specific Transportation System Management (TSM) strategies and when warranted, their planning and design. A series of tasks that define a method for investigating one TSM strategy, i.e., express bus-fringe parking transit service, are described. The methodology addresses the following tasks: (1)Feasibility study; (2)designation of potential lot sites; (3)demand analysis for alternative sites; (4)evaluation and comparison of potential lot sites; and (5)the development and marketing of the transit service. The set of procedures that are identified and applied are recommended as a standard method for planning express bus-fringe parking transit.

Subject Headings: Parking facilities | Site investigation | Systems management | Buses | Comparative studies | Feasibility studies | Transportation management | Marketing

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