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473700-00048-1 Report Abstract

Integrating Light Rail Transit into Traditional Bus Systems

Robert Hill and Carol A. Lewis, Texas Southern University, July 2007, 51 pp. (473700-00048-1)

This document identifies those dynamics that facilitate a city’s addition of light rail as a successful component of its urban system, with success deemed to be opening on schedule with minimal start-up issues.  The study examines several new systems and queries the tasks undertaken prior to initiation of service.  The similarities are iterated based on the research findings leading to a defined order for including light rail transit in a previously all bus system with a large portion of attention to role of the operators.


Keywords: New Light Rail Systems, Light Rail Start-up

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