Title

TRANSIT, COMMUTER, AND FREIGHT USAGE OF RAIL RIGHTS OF WAY

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1985

Subject Area

operations - scheduling, operations - traffic, infrastructure - right of way, planning - route design, planning - safety/accidents, land use - planning, place - urban, mode - rail, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Urban planning, Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Train safety control systems, Traffic control, Town planning, Shared service, Scheduling, Routes, Route analysis, Right of way (Land), Rapid transit facilities, Rapid transit, Railways, Railroads, Railroad rights of way, Rail transit facilities, Rail transit, Passenger service, Metropolitan area planning, Level of service, Joint use, Joint facilities, Heavy rail transit, Dispatching, Community planning, City planning, Automatic train protection

Abstract

Since the 1960s, there has been increasing interest in rail transit as a way to help solve metropolitan transportation problems in the United States. With this increased interest have come the practical problems of how to weave new routes into the urban fabric in a manner that minimizes adverse impacts and yet, at the same time, provides effective transportation service. One technique for effectively locating rail transit in urban areas has been to share track and/or right-of-way with railroad lines.