Title

MISSION VALLEY WEST LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT (LRT) PROJECT

Authors

T F. Larwin

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1998

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - station, policy - congestion, organisation - management, mode - rail, mode - tram/light rail

Keywords

Vehicular traffic control, Transit centers, Traffic mitigation, Traffic management (Traffic control), Traffic congestion, Street traffic control, Railroad grade crossings, Rail transit stations, Mitigation measures, Mitigation, Mission valley (California), Light rail transit, Level crossings, Highway traffic control, Highway railroad grade crossings, Highway rail intersections, Gridlock (Traffic), Grade crossings, Bridges, Alinement, Alignment

Abstract

The Mission Valley West light rail transit (LRT) project is a 6-mi (10-km) extension of the San Diego Trolley system and is expected to play an important role in relieving congestion in the rapidly developing Mission Valley, California, area. Some of the features of the project are the following: seven stations, including three stations elevated on bridges; one large transit center at the Fashion Valley shopping center; two signature stations; 45% of the alignment on structure; one public at-grade crossing; three bridges with spans of over 240 ft (73 m); alignment above the 100-year flood level except for Interstate-15; and a 22-acre (9-ha) mitigation site.

Comments

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