Guidelines for Providing Access to Public Transportation Stations

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infrastructure - station, land use - transit oriented development, mode - bus rapid transit, mode - ferry, mode - rail, mode - tram/light rail, operations - capacity, place - north america


Access, Bus terminals, Ferry terminals, Guidelines, Planning, Rail transit stations, Ridership, Spreadsheets, Transit oriented development


This report provides a process and spreadsheet-based tool for effectively planning for access to high capacity transit stations, including commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), and ferry. The report is accompanied by a CD that includes the station access planning spreadsheet tool that allows trade-off analyses among the various access modes (automobile, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit-oriented development) for different station types. The potential effectiveness of transit-oriented development opportunities to increase transit ridership is also assessed. This report and accompanying materials are intended to aid the many groups involved in planning, developing, and improving access to high capacity transit stations, including public transportation and highway agencies, planners, developers, and affected citizens.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.