Characteristics of Urban Heavy Rail Systems in the U.S.

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of information from ten directors of heavy rail systems in the U.S. Topics/questions include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Name of agency</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Downtown served</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Length of system</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Number of operational vehicles</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Seating/crush capacity of vehicles</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Minimum scheduled headway in peak (minutes)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Present weekday passenger volume &ndash; boardings (five years ago)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Maximum operating speed (mph)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Average operating speed, stops included (mph)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Number of stations</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Number of park and ride spaces serving heavy rail stations</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Highest fee at any park and ride lot for a day&rsquo;s parking</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Year heavy rail system started operating</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Minimum or base fare</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Type of system fare</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Present total operating budget per year</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">New track miles added to heavy rail over past five years</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">What do you consider to be the best features of your system?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">What do you consider to be the worst features of your system?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">What advice would you give to agencies contemplating the implementation of heavy rail?</span></li>
</ul>

Date Published
2007-07-06
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