Intermodal Transportation Garage Facility

by Alfred J. Pacelli, Asst. Dir. of Construction; Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, Mass.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 4, Pg. 401-413

Document Type: Journal Paper


A regional rapid transit terminal has been designed to integrate various transportation modes for the South Braintree Extension of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The South Quincy Rapid Transit Station and Garage is one of the first, if not the first, transit facility constructed that has direct access to the converging point of three major highways. This facility provides long-term parking for 1,800 cars in two garages separated by a concourse, which is the focal point of all activity. The highway ramp system which connects to the garage has the capacity for handling 1,130 cars/hr in the peak commuter hours. A community parking area for 390 cars, with access only from the local streets, is provided for the exclusive use of local residents. The bus terminal permits the picking up or discharging of 12 buses simultaneously, accommodating both local transit buses and private buses from local communities. The design permits the addition of an extra platform.

Subject Headings: Rapid transit systems | Parking facilities | Automobiles | Permits | Bays | Ramps (road) | Structural systems | Traffic capacity | Massachusetts | United States

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