Express Bus Mass Transit

by Jospeh Barnett, (F.ASCE), Consulting Engr.; Port Washington, NY,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 2, Pg. 133-148

Document Type: Journal Paper


The paper outlines a seven point program for an express bus mass transit system. The seven points are: fringe parking, transfer areas, terminals, a new bus type, separate ways for express busses, underground operation through dense urban areas and lower fares. Life in cities can be improved by reducing traffic congestion which requires attack on a broad front incluuding planning to reduce needed vehicle miles of travel, a freeway system, improvement of arterial streets, and a mass transit system that will results in drivers leaving their cars home. Separate ways for express buses are discussed, particularly separate highways. Roadways below street level through central areas would carry passengers close to employment centers. The writer recommends the development of dual power bus operation to reduce time of travel, cost, and to improve the downtown environment.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Highways and roads | Buses | Traffic congestion | Streets | Travel time | Parking facilities | Bus stops

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