Title: Market Based Transit Facility Design

Date: February 1989

Authors: Harvey Z. Rabinowitz, Edward A. Beimborn, Peter S. Lindquist and Donna Opper

Availability: Available from the U. S. Department of Transportation, Office of Technical Assistance and Safety, 400 Seventh Street S.W., Washington, DC 20590, report no. DOT-T-89-12. and from the University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee Center for Urban Transportation Studies, P. O. Box 784, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0784, (414) 229-5787.

Related Articles: " Market-Based Approach to Transit Facility Design", TRB Record 1266, p 163-172


The purpose of this report is to provide guidelines for the planning and design of transit stations, stops and terminals. These guidelines have been prepared from a market-based point of view. Design elements are suggested that directly relate promoting the success of development activities and transit services. The report discusses general development policies and provides design guidelines for six transit station types through a range of design phases.

Guidelines are given for the planning and design of six station types -- CBD rail stations, neighborhood rail, park and ride stations, transit malls, transfer centers and local stops. These station types are explored through four phases of planning and design -- systems planning, site planning, station design and operations/management. Among the topics discussed for each station type are location, market, connections, access, information, image, user comfort, safety and security, operations and management.

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