Optimizing Joint Development at Transit Stations

by Ronald G. Arbogast, (A.M.ASCE), Doctoral Candidate; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Wayne State Univ., Detroit, Mich.,
Kenneth S. Opiela, Systems Analysis Engr.; General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Mich.,
Snehamay Khasnabis, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Wayne State Univ., Detroit, Mich.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 5, Pg. 539-557

Document Type: Journal Paper


The Detroit Metropolitan Area was used as the experimental site for such feasibility testing. Two priority ranking methodologies were developed based upon provisions of rating and ranking methods. Station development potential was identified by a set of socio-economic and land use indicators, and the viewpoints of local professionals were solicited in assessing the relative importance of the indicators identified. Next, the relative rankings for 37 proposed transit stations on two travel corridors were developed using the indicators and the viewpoints of the local professionals. The study shows that it is possible to prioritize station locations for joint development based upon selected socio-economic and land use indicators. The results also suggest that the station ranks obtained by the two methods are not likely to be affected by input solicited from local professionals. Lastly, the procedures developed are found to be sensitive to selection of the indicators.

Subject Headings: Joints | Economic factors | Social factors | Land use | Feasibility studies | Ratings | Transportation corridors | Site investigation | Detroit | Michigan | United States

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