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Technical Report

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Guideway transit, light rail, Pittsburgh urbanized area, Pittsburgh transit, busway, incline plane, intermodalism


This report is one of nine case studies prepared as part of the study, Guideway Transit and Intermodalism: Function and Effectiveness. This case study examines guideway transit and intermodalism in the context of the nation's pioneer in transit busways, a major metropolitan area revitalizing an old streetcar system, and continuing use of incline planes. Pittsburgh is serving as a model for other metropolitan areas considering using busways as a primary method of public transportation. Numerous main points and lessons teamed can be·useful for other communities that are considering investing in fixed guideway transit.

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Guideway Transit and Intermodalism: Function and Effectiveness: Case Study, Pittsburgh, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, 82 p.