Developing Alternative Urban Transportation Systems

by William R. McConochie,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 4, Pg. 750-766

Document Type: Journal Paper


Principles of urban transportation applying to most large cities were revealed by comprehensive study of highway and transit needs of Metropolitan Washington; paper is based on civil engineering studies and discusses costs, advantages and disadvantages of auto-dominant, all-bus, all-rail solutions; recommended plans for Washington, DC.

Subject Headings: Urban development | Urban areas | Transportation studies | Highway engineering | United States | Washington | District of Columbia

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