Park and Ride Service
Park and Ride Transit consist of a parking garage and/or lot used for parking passengers' automobiles, either free or for a fee, while they use transit agency facilities. Park-and-ride facilities are generally established as collector sites for rail or bus service and may also serve as collector sites for vanpools and carpools, and as transit centers.
A kiss and ride facility is a part of a park and ride facility where commuters who are passengers in non-transit vehicles are dropped off to board a public transportation vehicle. These types of facilities may be initiated in cooperation with gateway communities.
Effects of Solution:
þ Increase Passenger Throughput (Transit improves throughput)
¨ Increase Roadway Capacity
¨ Manage System Efficiency
þ Reduce Local Demand (Reduces vehicular demand)
Park and Ride Transit increases passenger throughput and reduces local demand by reducing the number of vehicle trips to a destination.
Examples of Implementation:
Shenandoah National Park
Douglas K. Morris, Superintendent, Shenandoah National Park
Charles Newton, Park Engineer, Shenandoah National Park
Dinosaur National Monument
Denis L. Ditmanson, Superintendent
Costs will vary depending upon the facilities/infrastructure needed, as well as the vehicles used, and other variables such as the length of routes and number of passengers carried. See Fixed Route Service and Express Service fact sheets for more information.
American Public Transportation Association – APTA: http://www.apta.com
Community Transportation Association of America – CTAA: http://www.ctaa.org
Federal Transit Administration – FTA: http://www.fta.dot.gov